In this episode of The New Stack Makers, TC Currie is joined with industry veteran Larry Peterson, now CTO of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. Listeners might recognize his name as co-author of the seminal book Computer Networks: A Systems Approach, which is now open sourced, or as the Director of the PlanetLab Consortium.
TC caught up with Dr. Peterson at the recent Service Mesh Days in San Francisco where he was interested in learning how service meshes might be able to help solve the telco industry’s problems as they move, in a slow-as-molasses sort of way, toward microservices architecture.
The PlanetLab consortium combined with the ONF and network engineers are represented on the board by the CTOs of AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, and Comcast. Google is also on the board because it’s not just telco, but all network operators. All the ONF partners and their supply chains are are all interested re-organizing around a dis-aggregated solution, as they move to a more cloud-like architecture, said Peterson.