Fast Data Project’s Release 19.08 Enriches Data Plane Leadership and Deployment Effiency

By Jill Lovato | Sep 18 2019,

SAN FRANCISCO – FD.io (“Fido”) – an open source project within The Linux Foundation’s LF Networking (LFN), specifically focused on becoming the world’s packet processing data plane for secure network infrastructure applications – today announced the availability of VPP software release 19.08. The release provides significant additions and enhancements to the Vector Packet Processing’s (VPP) network stack, host stack, and management infrastructure – furthering its breakthrough packet processing performance and strengthening ease of deployment and manageability.


Introducing Hybrid Information-Centric Networking (hICN), a new FD.io Project

By Luca Muscariello, Principal Engineer, Cisco Systems & hICN Project Technical Lead | Feb 20 2019,

Hybrid Information-Centric Networking (hICN) is a new way of thinking about networking that we are bringing to FD.io. With hICN, communications are centered around the “what” instead of the “where,” and the core network principles are pivoted toward this core idea. Rethinking networking around data instead of locations provides several advantages. Location-independent communications natively provides mobility, multi-homing, multi-path and, in general, many-to-many interactions. hICN does not secure the end-points but the data itself and provides a higher level of anonymization, so consumers can be assured that their information is safe. For many applications, traffic can scale with the amount of information exchanged, and not with the number of connected endpoints as when using unicast transport. hICN also brings information-centric principles into IPv6. For example, hICN- enabled routers do not need to be deployed everywhere in the network, but only where it matters. IP management and …


FD.io Brings Improvements to Kubernetes Networking with Sixth Release

By Jill Lovato | Apr 3 2018, San Francisco

FD.io (“Fido”) – An open source project within The Linux Foundation – relentlessly focused on data speed and efficiency supporting the creation of high-performance, flexible, and scalable cloud native infrastructures, today announced the availability of its 18.01 software release. Focused on enhancements to improve Kubernetes Networking, Istio, and cloud native network functions virtualization (NFV), 18.01 is FD.io’s sixth software release. FD.io’s pure user space networking technology allows cloud native networking in Kubernetes to run entirely as a high-performance microservice in a Kubernetes pod, improving performance, latency, efficiency, maintainability, and speed of innovation. The 18.01 release includes improvements in Network Address Translation (NAT) and Access Control Lists (ACL) performance as well as flexibility to improve support for Kubernetes Service and Network Policy APIs. These improvements were incorporated into the upcoming 2.0 release of the open source Contiv …


SDxCentral: FD.io Bolsters Kubernetes, NFV, and Istio Support With Latest Release

By Dan Meyer | Mar 22 2018,

The Fast Data Project (FD.io) released its sixth update since its inception within the Linux Foundation two years ago. While the update list is extensive, most are focused on Kubernetes networking, cloud native network functions virtualization (NFV), and Istio.


FierceTelecom: FD.io improves Kubernetes networking in sixth software release

By Sean Buckley | Mar 22 2018,

FD.io, one of Linux Foundation’s open source projects, has introduced its 18.01 software release with a focus on improving Kubernetes Networking, Istio and cloud native NFV. This is FD.io’s sixth software release to date.


Light Reading: Verizon, Cisco Lab Test ‘Information-Centric Networking’

By Mari Silbey | Mar 19 2018,

Verizon and Cisco are doing something new. The two companies have announced the successful test of Cisco’s information-centric networking (ICN) software, a solution based on technology the vendor acquired from Xerox research company PARC just over a year ago, and for which Cisco has created an open source project with the Linux Foundation.


Huawei Deepens Commitment to FD.io, the Universal DataPlane, as Newest Platinum Member

By Jill Lovato | Dec 14 2017, San Francisco

FD.io (“Fido”), relentlessly focused on data IO speed and efficiency supporting the creation of high-performance, flexible, and scalable software-defined infrastructures, today announced Huawei as the newest Platinum member. Huawei’s upgrade from Gold to Platinum demonstrates both the project’s and Huawei’s commitment to pursuing faster, more open and innovative software-based packet processing. FD.io offers the software-defined infrastructure developer community a landing site with multiple projects fostering innovations in software-based packet processing toward the creation of high-throughput, low-latency, and resource-efficient IO services suitable to many architectures (x86, ARM, and PowerPC) and deployment environments (bare metal, VM, container). Created to address gaps that exist in the open networking stack to deliver dynamic data plane services for dynamic computing environments such as cloud, containers, and network functions virtualization (NFV), the design of FD.io is …


FD.io, The Universal Dataplane, Taps Arm® Ecosystem, Adds To Growing List of New Members

By Jill Lovato | Sep 7 2017, San Francisco

FD.io (“Fido”), relentlessly focused on data IO speed and efficiency supporting the creation of high-performance, flexible, and scalable software defined infrastructures, today announced Arm®, Linaro, and Netgate have joined the project at the Silver level, and Canada’s Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networking (CENGN) joins FD.io as the first Associate member. The newest members further diversify FD.io’s existing roster of chip vendors, integrators, network vendors, and service providers committed to accelerating high-performing, dynamic computing environments. FD.io offers the software defined infrastructure developer community a landing site with multiple projects fostering innovations in software-based packet processing towards the creation of high-throughput, low-latency, and resource-efficient IO services suitable to many architectures (x86, ARM, and PowerPC) and deployment environments (bare metal, VM, container). With the addition of Arm and Linaro – a leading …


SDxCentral: FD.io Sees Packet Speeds Double with Intel’s New Chips

By Linda Hardesty | Jul 13 2017,

The open source Fast Data Project (FD.io) announced double performance gains made possible by the latest IntelXeon Scalable processors. Intel’s new chips, which it announced this week, are designed to support data center and networking workloads. The FD.io group said the chips have helped it to double its vSwitch performance packet speeds at scale without modification to the software.


FierceTelecom: Linux Foundation’s FD.io virtual switch project doubles packet throughput to terabit speed

By Sean Buckley | Jul 11 2017,

The Linux Foundation’s Fast Data (FD.io, or Fido) collaborative software project is touting a set of new performance gains that it says will reach terabit levels to accommodate multiple deployment environments, including bare metal, virtual machine (VM) and container. Similar to the way business users can order compute and storage on demand, FD.io is designed to enable service providers to offer on-demand network services. These services could include everything from dialing up bandwidth for a specific period, routing or firewall resources.


FD.io Doubles Packet Throughput Performance to Terabit Levels

By Jeska Duman | Jul 11 2017, San Francisco

FD.io (“Fido”), relentlessly focused on data IO speed and efficiency supporting the creation of high performance, flexible, and scalable software defined infrastructures, today announced significant performance gains reaching terabit levels at multimillion route scale. Architectural improvement increases in latest Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor family – such as increased PCIe bandwidth – allow FD.io to double its performance at scale without modification to the software. Building on its recent 17.04 release, FD.io is the only vSwitch for which performance scaling is IO bound rather than CPU bound. FD.io offers the software defined infrastructure developer community a landing site with multiple projects fostering innovations in software-based packet processing towards the creation of high-throughput, low-latency, and resource-efficient IO services suitable to many architectures (x86, ARM, and PowerPC) and deployment environments (bare metal, VM, container). “FD.io has long been able to …


SDXCentral: Un-Masking FD.io – the Open Source Project that Processes Packets

By Linda Hardesty | Apr 13 2017,

The Fast Data Project (FD.io) is a networking open source project whose scope includes software-based packet processing, fast Input/Output (IO), and universal data plane management across bare metal, hypervisor, and container environments. FD.io, which was open-sourced by the Linux Foundation in February 2016, was garnering quite a lot of attention at the recent Open Networking Summit (ONS) 2017 in Santa Clara, California. A key component of FD.io is the Vector Packet Processing (VPP) software donated by Cisco at the inception of the project. This code is already running in products on the market today.