|Richard Jankowski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
|Wed Oct 17 13:53:21 2018 -0400
|khenaidoo Nursimulu <email@example.com>
|Thu Oct 18 14:27:48 2018 +0000
VOL-1025: Implement a Go language library for affinity proxy request/response handling - Both etcd and consul KV stores are supported - Incorporated feedback from last code inspection - Connected Core object to a KV client - Added docker compose file for etcd testing Change-Id: I5e3c9637f4e57d6cf7fa1102e4b3507f17bc8979
Voltha aims to provide a layer of abstraction on top of legacy and next generation access network equipment for the purpose of control and management. Its initial focus is on PON (GPON, EPON, NG PON 2), but it aims to go beyond to eventually cover other access technologies (xDSL, Docsis, G.FAST, dedicated Ethernet, fixed wireless).
Key concepts of Voltha:
Control and management in the access network space is a mess. Each access technology brings its own bag of protocols, and on top of that vendors have their own interpretation/extension of the same standards. Compounding the problem is that these vendor- and technology specific differences ooze way up into the centralized OSS systems of the service provider, creating a lot of inefficiencies.
Ideally, all vendor equipment for the same access technology should provide an identical interface for control and management. Moreover, there shall be much higher synergies across technologies. While we wait for vendors to unite, Voltha provides an increment to that direction, by confining the differences to the locality of access and hiding them from the upper layers of the OSS stack.
While we are still at the early phase of development, you can check out the BUILD.md file to see how you can build it, run it, test it, etc.
Contributions, small and large, are welcome. Minor contributions and bug fixes are always welcome in form of pull requests. For larger work, the best is to check in with the existing developers to see where help is most needed and to make sure your solution is compatible with the general philosophy of Voltha.