The Future of Java

Oracle has made headlines and created community uproar when it announced that the Java SE platform will be undergoing major changes. The platform has had an interesting history of release cycles. At first, releases were lead by major features. No new feature meant no release – so new features determined release dates. It took, for […]

PANTHEON.tech @ KubeCon & CloudNative Con 2019

Barcelona is a wonderful city and home of several important conferences, which PANTHOEN.tech attended in the past. Rastislav Szabó & Tomáš Jančiga returned to Barcelona this year, to attend KubeCon & CloudNative Con. With over 7700 participants, KubeCon was a massive event with lots of promising presentations. “KubeCon confirmed, that IT is moving towards cloud-native principles […]

[How-To] Use AWX and Ansible for Automation & SFC in a multi-tenant Edge & DC environment

Ansible is a powerful automation tool, widely used by administrators for the automation of configuration and management of servers. It started being adopted by network engineers as a tool for automation of configuration and management of networking devices (bare metal or virtual). Steps of the specific automated process are implemented as tasks, defined in YAML […]

[lighty.io] BGP Route Reflector

The main goal of this project is to create a Docker container, that can be connected to an existing network and provide route-reflector functionality. We are using OpenDaylight-BGP plugin for this demonstration. What is a BGP route-reflector? The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is a routing protocol, designed for TCP/IP internets. Since the Internal BGP (IBGP) […]

PANTHEON.tech @ ONS 2019

Our PANTHEON.tech all-star team, comprised of Juraj Veverka, Martin Varga, Róbert Varga & Štefan Kobza visited the Open Networking Summit North America 2019, in the sunny town of San Jose, California. In the span of 3 days, keynotes and presentations were held with notable personalities and companies from various network companies & technological giants. “The networking part, was a welcoming mixture of old acquaintances & new […]

[PyConSK19] Automated visualization and presentation of test results

PANTHEON.tech’s developer Tibor Frank recently held a presentation at PyConSK19 in Bratislava. Here is his full-length presentation and some notes on top of it. Motivation Patterns, trends, and correlations that might remain undetected in text-based data can be exposed and recognized easier with data visualization. Why do we need to visualize data? Because people like pictures and […]

[lighty.io] OVSDB & OpenFlow

OVSDB and OpenFlow controller based on lighty.io PANTHEON.tech has recently published an example application of an SDN controller, using RESTCONF Northbound module and OVSDB + OpenFlow Southbound modules. In this blog we are going to describe, how to use the SDN controller with an Open vSwitch instance running in OpenStack. Open vSwitch, OVSDB & OpenFlow Open vSwitch is […]

[lighty.io] OpenFlow Integration

lighty.io 9.2.x provides examples of OVSDB & OpenFlow SDN controllers for integration with your SDN solution. Those examples will guide you through lighty.io controller core initialization, with OVSDB and/or OpenFlow southbound plugins attached. You can use those management protocols with a really small memory footprint and simple runtime packaging. Today, we will show you how […]

PANTHEON.tech @ MWC 2019 in Barcelona

PANTHEON.tech‘s Denis Rasulev visited Barcelona for the annual Mobile World Conference in Barcelona. Here are his thoughts on the event. I was thrilled to visit MWC from the beginning. Such a huge and renowned event always shows the latest tech not only in the mobile sector. This years themes and keywords could be summarized to […]

Vector Packet Processing 104: gRPC & REST

Welcome back to our Vector Packet Processing implementation guide, Part 4. Today, we will go through the essentials of gRPC and REST and introduce their core concepts, while introducing one missing functionality into our VPP build. This part will also introduce the open-source GoVPP, Go language bindings for binary API – VPP management. The Issue Natively, […]

Vector Packet Processing 103: Ligato & VPP Agent

Welcome back to our guide on Vector Packet Processing. In today’s post number three from our VPP series, we will take a look at Ligato and the its VPP Agent. Ligato is one of multiple commercially supported technologies supported by PANTHEON.tech. What is a VNF? A Virtual Network Function is a software implementation of a function. […]

Vector Packet Processing 102: Honeycomb & hc2vpp

Welcome to the second part of our VPP Introduction series, where we will talk about details of the Honeycomb project. Please visit our previous post on VPP Plugins & Binary API, which is used in Honeycomb to manage the VPP agent. What is Honeycomb? Honeycomb is a generic, data plane management agent and provides a […]

Vector Packet Processing 101: VPP Plugins & Binary API

In the first part of our new series, we will be building our first VPP platform plug-in, using basic examples. We will start with a first-dive into plugin creation and finish with introducing VAPI into this configuration. If you do not know what VPP is, please visit our introductory post regarding VPP and why you […]

PANTHEON.tech presents: Vector Packet Processing (VPP) Guide

Welcome to our new series on how to build and program FD.io‘s Vector Packet Processing framework, also known as VPP. The name stems from VPP’s usage of vector processing, which can process multiple packets at a time with low latency. Single packet processing and high latency were a common occurrence in the older, scalar processing approach, […]

PANTHEON.tech @ 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Lisbon

I was sent to Lisbon by PANTHEON.tech, in order to attend the annual 2020 Vision Executive Summit. Here are my experiences and insights into this event. The 2020 Vision Executive Summit, presented by Light Reading, was focused mainly on the pending revolution of 5G networks, automation, Edge Computing, IoT, security, etc. It hosts a variety […]

PANTHEON.tech @ Huawei Connect 2018 in Shanghai

PANTHEON.tech visited Shanghai last week to attend the third annual Huawei Connect. Martin Varga shares some insights from the event. Activate Intelligence This year’s theme was Activate Intelligence. Huawei outlined its broad strategy to bring artificial intelligence (AI) to the masses in applications in manufacturing, autonomous driving, smart cities, IoT and other areas. AI will enable billions of new […]

FRINX UniConfig is now powered by PANTHEON.tech’s lighty.io

What is lighty.io? lighty.io is an SDK that provides components for the development of SDN controllers and applications based on well-established standards in the networking industry. It takes advantage of PANTHEON.tech’s extensive experience from the involvement in the OpenDaylight platform and simplifies and speeds up the development, integration, and delivery of SDN solutions. lighty.io also enables SDN […]

lighty.io powers datacenter management at kaloom.com

Complete automation and full forwarding plane programmability Private data centers are the hot topic for companies and enterprises who are not willing to push all the data into public clouds. Kaloom Software Defined Fabric™ (Kaloom SDF) is the world’s first fully programmable, automated, software-based data center fabric capable of running VNFs efficiently at scale. This is the first […]

lighty.io runs 5G on xRAN

In April 2018, the xRAN forum released the Open Fronthaul Interface Specification. The first specification made publicly available from xRAN since its launch in October 2016. The released specification has allowed a wide range of vendors to develop innovative, best-of-breed remote radio unit/head (RRU/RRH) for a wide range of deployment scenarios, which can be easily integrated with virtualized […]

lighty.io in Data Center Management

The advantages of deploying lighty.io in Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) The DCIM market is continuing to evolve and large enterprises continue to be the primary adopters of new DCIM software solutions. The goal of a DCIM software initiative is to provide administrators the ability to identify, locate, visualize, and manage all physical data center […]

lighty.io UI: Network Topology Visualization Component

lighty.io UI: Network Topology Visualization Component PANTHEON.tech had developed a network topology visualization component. Its main purpose is to develop a responsive and scalable front-end network topology visualization application on top of the lighty.io. The topology visualization component enables you to visualize any topology on any device with a web browser. It will also be […]

How lighty.io can speed up the 5G connectivity deployment!

lighty.io is a Software Development Kit (SDK) which provides components for the development of Software Defined Networking (SDN) controllers, based on commonly used standards in the networking industry. We have used our experience from the OpenDaylight (ODL) to create lighty.io, which will empower you to simply develop, integrate and deploy a tailored SDN controller. An […]

PANTHEONtech at Open Networking Summit (ONS) 2018

PANTHEON.tech had a unique opportunity to participate on Open Networking Summit (ONS) 2018 this year. Central topic of the ONS 2018 was data center solutions: ONAP and Kubernetes based systems. Also few new projects under the wings of Linux Foundation were introduced. For example “Acumos AI“, “Arkaino Edge stack” and DANOS (Disaggregated Network Operating System […]

PyCon SK 2018

Thanks to PANTHEON.tech, I had an opportunity to attend PyCon SK conference that took place on March 9 – 11, 2018 in Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies of Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava. Its intent was to promote Python, spread open source technologies and open source ideas. Speakers were professionals from various areas of […]

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YANG Tools 2.0.1 integrated in OpenDaylight Oxygen

OpenDaylight’s YANG Tools project, forms the bottom-most layer of OpenDaylight as an application platform. It defines and implements interfaces for modeling, storing and transforming data modeled in RFC7950, known as YANG 1.1 — such as a YANG parser and compiler. What is YANG Tools? Pantheon engineers started developing yangtools some 5 years ago. It originally […]

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PANTHEON.tech joins Slovensko.Digital

PANTHEON.tech has recently joined the watchdog community Slovensko.Digital. Since 2015, Slovensko.Digital has been advocating for better electronic services provided by the Slovak state. It is monitoring inefficient spending of public funds on digital projects and fighting for improvements in solutions provided by the government. The association also provides consulting, in forms of know-hows and analytical capacities. […]

PMD-85 & Personal Computing in Czechoslovakia

At the end of November 2017, a very special talk took place at Banská Bystrica’s Matej Bel University. Within the broader “Extrapolations and the Scientific Colloquium” program, a lecture featuring the legend of Czechoslovak computing and father of the PMD-85, Roman Kišš, took place. Why is he a legend and why was it a must […]

KubeCon 2017, Austin

PANTHEON.tech @ KubeCon & CloudNativeCon 2017

At the beginning of December 2017, we attended the KubeCon & CloudNativeCon 2017 conference in Austin, Texas. The conference, organized by the Linux Foundation, brought together leading contributors in cloud native applications and computing, containers, micro-services, central orchestration processing and related projects. More than four thousand developers, together with other people interested in cloud-native technologies, […]

PANTHEON.tech @ IETF 100 Hackathon in Singapore

The IETF 100 Hackathon wrapped up several weeks ago in steamy Singapore. Over two hundred participants spent the weekend on November 11th – 12th discussing, collaborating and developing sample code, solutions and ideas that show practical implementations of IETF standards. The theme was IPv4-IPv6 Transition Technology Interop. We, at PANTHEON.tech, had to be part of […]

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PANTHEON.tech @ BIS 2017 Conference in Moscow

At the end of October 2017, I had a chance to visit one of the world’s largest cities – beautiful Moscow, capital of Russia, where the BIS 2017 event took place. BIS – Building Infrastructure Systems – focused on data centers, networks and technologies connected to these topics. The venue of choice was the Asimut […]

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PANTHEON.tech @ ONUG 2017 in New York

PANTHEON.tech was part of the Open Networking User Group (ONUG) 2017 in New York. The conference were held from October 17th, until the 18th. ONUG Highlights & Insights ONUG belongs to the group of conferences rather smaller in size, but surely not in importance. This year it took place in New York. The Big Apple […]

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PANTHEON.tech @ SDN/NFV World Congress 2017 in Hague

This year, our colleagues from PANTHEON.tech visited quite a couple of tech events around the globe. Among them, the SDN NFV World Congress, taking place in Hague, was one we definitely couldn’t have missed. As one of the largest conferences focused at network transformation, it attracted more than 1700 visitors from companies all over the […]

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Quick Carbon Cluster Setup in AWS

Have you ever needed to setup an SDN controller cluster? Did you do it manually? Did it not take too long? No worries – since we’ve got you covered. From now on, you can automate your setup using our CloudFormation 3-node cluster template with Pantheon Technologies’ Carbon SDN controller. The recipe is quite straightforward. Use […]

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PANTHEON.tech @ TechXLR8 in Singapore

Looking for customers and partners in new markets is an essential part of a diversification strategy. New markets bring new opportunities, new insights, needs and challenges. Hence, at the beginning of this October. With my colleagues Denis and Robert, we traveled to Singapore in search of all of the above-mentioned. We’ve anticipated finding it all […]

Integrate VPP & Honeycomb & Extension of VPP Services

In this short article, I would like to share our experience in the field of integrating VPP and Honeycomb, and about the extension of VPP services. Among our colleagues are many developers who contribute to both projects, as well as people who work on integrating these two projects. These developers also work on integrating them […]

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PANTHEON.tech supports Apache Cassandra Data Store

As a company with highly skilled people and experience in networking and ODL, PANTHEON.tech provides solutions to any problem or requirement our clients bring up. In this case, we are going to illustrate what we can do on showcasing the workflow of a project. Identifying a need The first step was to identify a need; […]

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Sponsoring the SDN NFV World Congress Confirmed

In mid-October, the SDN NFV World Congress will dominate Europe’s IT landscape. Taking place in Netherlands’ Hague, the event is Europe’s largest dedicated forum addressing the growing markets of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). Naturally, this is the type of event we at Pantheon Technologies gravitate towards sponsoring. We’re officially one of […]

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PANTHEON.tech partners up with TechXLR8 Asia

We’ve already started establishing a tradition of Pantheon Technologies partnering with the best tech events around the globe. To keep up with it, we’ll be sponsoring the Network Virtualization & SDN Asia conference, which will be taking place this fall in Singapore as a part of TechXLR8 Asia. On board with partners such as Juniper Networks, […]

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PANTHEON.tech @ OpenDaylight Forum 2017

On a regular basis, OpenDaylight (ODL) developers meet in order to discuss their ideas as well as plans for upcoming releases. PANTHEON.tech’s Robert Varga and Vratko Polak have joined this year’s gathering. Vratko’s account of the event follows. Brief introduction to ODL OpenDaylight is an open source project aimed at supporting Software Defined Networking, mainly […]

PANTHEON.tech @ TechXLR8 in London

In mid-June, the TechXLR8 multi-genre tech festival took place in London. Although being part of the London Tech Week 2017, it comprised of further eight ‘smaller’ events: 5G World, IoT World Europe, Cloud & DevOps World, Apps World Evolution, VR & AR World, AI & Machine Learning World, Connected Cars & Autonomous Vehicles Europe and […]

PANTHEON.tech @ GeeCon 2017 in Krakow

Every year, Krakow welcomes some of the biggest industry names to talk about Java and everything related. This time, PANTHEON.tech couldn’t miss it. First day in Krakow The proverbial long and winding road does exist. It sits between Žilina in northern Slovakia and Polish Krakow. After a couple of hours of tiresome driving, we’ve safely […]

Sponsoring the Automotive Linux Summit in Tokyo

PANTHEON.tech is proud to announce that we’ve become a Silver Sponsor of the Automotive Linux Summit, which will be taking place at Tokyo Conference Center Ariake from May 31 till June 2, 2017. In practice, this means more visibility for our brand plus a lot of networking potential. Which equals great potential for meeting new […]

PANTHEON.tech @ PyCon 2017 in Bratislava

The PyConSK 2017 conference took place at Slovak University of Technology’s Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies in Bratislava over the weekend from March 10th to 12th. First day & its challenges The first day, the Slovak Day took place. The presentations in the large auditorium were focused not only on Python, but also on […]

We believe in women in IT

The biggest Python conference in Slovakia, Pycon 2017, is being held during the weekend of March 10 – 12, 2017. We have decided to grant sponsorship to a one-day workshop called Django Girls. The project believes in women’s potential in IT and since the co-owner of Pantheon Technologies, Janka Švorcová, is a woman, we considered […]

Your Time is Now

12,000 registered visitors at place – 14,000 connected devices – 25,000 registered online visitors – 29,374,360 words presented in sessions – 67,000 meals packed for Rise Against Hunger (17,000 more than planned!) – 2,713 customer and partner meetings in the Meeting Village – 31,000,000 people have seen the CLEUR (Cisco Live Europe) content – This […]

PANTHEON.tech @ OPNFV Fast Data Stack – FOSDEM 2017

On February 5th, we were present at the OPNFV Fast Data Stack on FOSDEM conference that is hosted every year at Brussels’ Université libre de Bruxelles. It was a great gathering of software developers who presented their work in the form of 30-minute presentation. People came not just from Europe, but also oversees and other […]

OpenDaylight RPC & implementation

What Could Possibly Go Wrong With Adding This One Cool Feature OpenDaylight uses YANG as its Interface Definition Language. This is an architecture decision we have made way back in 2013 and it works reasonably well for the most part. One of YANG concepts, used rather heavily, is the use of RPC. For YANG and […]

ngPoland and beyond

In late November 2016 we visited one of the world’s biggest Angular conferences – ngPoland. Just two months before, Angular2 had been released, so all the sessions were more or less discussing it. The first session was focused at Angular CLI. Tracy Lee showed us how to make a simple application and put it into […]

Sysrepo at IETF 96 Hackathon in Berlin

Sysrepo, an open source project developed by several partners including Pantheon Technologies, participated at the IETF 96 Hackathon in Berlin, held from July 16th to July 17th, 2016. The IETF Hackathon is all about promoting the collaborative spirit of open source development and integrating it into IETF standards. The Sysrepo project provides a framework that […]

OpenDaylight @ OpenSource Weekend 2016

Open source has a long history in Slovakia, reaching back to late nineties, when the community was organized around Slovak Linux Users Group (SK-LUG). They were quite successful in their Linux Weekends, gathering a followership of young enthusiasts, mostly college students. As this generation grew up and became engaged in everyday life, these gatherings have fizzled, with no apparent […]