Meet Robert Varga – PANTHEON.tech @ ONS 2018

Robert Varga is PANTHEON.tech’s  Chief Technology Officer who has almost two decades of Information Technology Industry experience ranging from being a C code monkey, through various roles in telecommunications’ IT operations to architecting bleeding edge software platforms.

Robert has a deep expertise in Software Defined Networking, its applications and the OpenDaylight platform.

Within those decades, some of the technologies he had experience are: C/C++, Java, Python, various UNIX-like systems and database systems.

Robert has a very strong background in design, development, deployment, and administration of large-scale platforms with the primary focus on high availability and security.

Robert has been involved in OpenDaylight from its start, architecting, designing and implementing the MD-SAL. He is the most prolific OpenDaylight contributor and a member of the OpenDaylight Technical Steering Committee, representing kernel projects. His code contributions revolve around key infrastructure components, such as YANG Tools, MD-SAL and Clustered Data Store. He also designed and implemented the first versions of the BGP and PCEP plugins.

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Source: Bitergia Analytics

Until today, Robert Varga had made 11,368 commits in 66 ODL projects over the course of ODL’s lifespan. That is 621,236 added and 524,842 removed lines of code and that translates roughly around 12 great novels written in </code>. ODL continues to be a great example of what an open-source software is and how international contributors can collaborate beautifully to create the next great thing.  There are currently only 13 TCLs in ODL who help steer the project forward and lead the ODL to be the most successful SDN controller in the world. He is proudly one of the ODL Technical Steering Committee Members and a committer to a range of projects.

The all-time top contributor of ODL  Robert Varga, Chief Technology Officer of PANTHEON.tech makes the company proud to be among the top contributor of such innovative, successful project.

Robert shares the PANTHEON.tech’s ambition to create the biggest and most successful open-source Software Defined Networking (SDN) controller in the world.

Robert will be available to share his deep expertise in the field and representing PANTHEON.tech the silver sponsor of Open Networking Summit Europe which will take place on Sep 25-27 in Amsterdam.

Join Robert at PANTHEON.tech’s booth #14 in the event to get a glimpse of the Software Defined Networking future.

 

lighty.io @ Open Network Summit 2018

PANTHEON.tech, the proven supporter of open-source software and its communities, leader in Software Defined Networking (SDN) and the OpenDaylight (ODL) platform, has announced the development of lighty.io at the Open Networking Summit, USA.

Since then PANTHEON.tech’s initiative had received a great positive feedback. We got to know how lighty.io eased their SDN controller development pain and shortened the development time. Or how the removal of Apache Karaf enabled them to shorten product to market time and how the improved RESTCONF NB interface helped them spend time on their applications instead of solving technical debts.

Today, we to push forward the open-source community projects and its commercial applications developed on open-source software, especially the lighty.io core.

PANTHEON.tech will be again attending another summit on 25-27 September.

Find PANTHEON.tech, the Silver sponsor of the Open Networking Summit Europe, at the booth #14.

Stay tuned and watch this space for the other great announcements around lighty.io which will take space in the event.

Meet Štefan Kobza – PANTHEON.tech @ ONS 2018

 

Štefan Kobza is Chief Operation Officer at PANTHEON.tech with almost two decades of professional Information Technology industry experience.

He started his career as a software developer and built his way up. Štefan has worked on different projects ranging from developing proprietary code for major networking vendors to rating and billing services mainly in computer networking and telecommunication industries. All of his coding experiences helped Štefan to understand his game and stay on top of the projects he is involved and for PANTHEON.tech’s current customers to provide the highest quality engineering services.

Štefan has taken part in the process of defining some IETF RFCs ¹ ², which was an experience on its own.

Lately, he had developed a special interest for open-sourced projects and its communities.

Understanding the daily life of a software developer, Štefan helps in building an ever growing and ever improving environment that helps PANTHEON.tech provide the highest quality engineering services.

You can find his published articles and activities on his LinkedIn profile.

Besides leading day-to-day business in PANTHEON.tech, Štefan also watches closely the development around OpenDaylight, OPNFV, ONAP, FD.IO, Sysrepo, Contiv, Ligato, and others.

Find Štefan representing PANTHEON.tech the silver sponsor, at booth #14 in the Open Networking Summit Europe to exchange ideas and to get a glimpse of the Software Defined Networking future.

Save the date and get your tickets. #ons2018, Amsterdam Sep 25-27

PANTHEON.tech releases lighty.io version 9.0

OpenDaylight Fluorine 9 LogoPANTHEON.tech is proud to announce the release of lighty.io 9.0 following the official  OpenDaylight Fluorine release.

lighty.io has been adapted to reflect the latest upstream changes and made fully compatible with.

Check out our latest lighty.io release on our GitHub account.

Here are some noteworthy improvements what OpenDaylight Fluorine established:

  •  Yangtools cleanup and refactoring.
  •  Streamlined generated Yang module APIs.
  •  Improved Java bindings.
  •  NETCONF and RESTCONF improvements.

The biggest ODL improvement is the new set of core services provided by the MD-SAL project. Older services provided previously by the controller project have been marked as dprecated and will be removed in future ODL/lighty.io releases.

lighty.io provides new MD-SAL services as well as deprecated controller implementations.

Please see lighty.io Services for reference.

If your application uses any of the deprecated marked services, you should consider refactoring. Contact us for any troubleshooting requirements.

In addition to the latest ODL improvements, lighty.io has more to offer:

  • Up-to-date web server Jetty 9.4.11.v20180605 with better HTTP2 support.
  • RESTCONF implementations are now in compliance with HTTP2.
  • YANG actions implementation as it was defined in RFC 7650.
  • gNMI / OpenConfig south-bound plugin.
  • Minor changes leading the controller to startup faster
  • Improved Javadoc for main APIs.
  • The easier pathway towards JDK 11 adoption.
  • Spring.io dependency injection integration.
  • And many more, please check them out on the lighty.io web.

List of new and deprecated services:

List of new MD-SAL services: List of deprecated services:
org.opendaylight.mdsal.binding.api.DataBroker

org.opendaylight.mdsal.binding.api.MountPointService

org.opendaylight.mdsal.binding.api.NotificationPublishService

org.opendaylight.mdsal.binding.api.NotificationService

org.opendaylight.mdsal.binding.api.RpcProviderService

org.opendaylight.mdsal.binding.dom.codec.api.BindingCodecTreeFactory

org.opendaylight.mdsal.binding.dom.codec.api.BindingNormalizedNodeSerializer

org.opendaylight.mdsal.dom.api.DOMDataBroker

org.opendaylight.mdsal.dom.api.DOMDataTreeService

org.opendaylight.mdsal.dom.api.DOMDataTreeShardingService

org.opendaylight.mdsal.dom.api.DOMMountPointService

org.opendaylight.mdsal.dom.api.DOMNotificationPublishService

org.opendaylight.mdsal.dom.api.DOMNotificationService

org.opendaylight.mdsal.dom.api.DOMRpcProviderService

org.opendaylight.mdsal.dom.api.DOMRpcService

org.opendaylight.mdsal.dom.api.DOMSchemaService

org.opendaylight.mdsal.dom.api.DOMYangTextSourceProvider

org.opendaylight.mdsal.dom.spi.DOMNotificationSubscriptionListenerRegistry

org.opendaylight.controller.sal.binding.api.NotificationProviderService

org.opendaylight.controller.sal.binding.api.RpcProviderRegistry

org.opendaylight.controller.md.sal.dom.spi.DOMNotificationSubscriptionListenerRegistry

org.opendaylight.controller.md.sal.dom.api.DOMMountPointService

org.opendaylight.controller.md.sal.dom.api.DOMNotificationPublishService

org.opendaylight.controller.md.sal.dom.api.DOMNotificationService

org.opendaylight.controller.md.sal.dom.api.DOMDataBroker

org.opendaylight.controller.md.sal.dom.api.DOMRpcService

org.opendaylight.controller.md.sal.dom.api.DOMRpcProviderService

org.opendaylight.controller.md.sal.binding.api.MountPointService

org.opendaylight.controller.md.sal.binding.api.NotificationService

org.opendaylight.controller.md.sal.binding.api.DataBroker

org.opendaylight.controller.md.sal.binding.api.NotificationPublishService

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Meet Juraj Veverka – PANTHEON.tech @ ONS 2018

Juraj Veverka is PANTHEON.tech’s Technical Leader and Solution Design Architect who has over 15 years of technical experience. Juraj has a deep expertise in design and implementation of Software Defined Networking applications using the OpenDaylight platform. Some of the technologies he uses from his toolbox are Java, Python, JEE7, SpringBoot, GRPC, OpenDaylight, ONAP, Yang, Netconf, Restconf, OpenFlow, BGP, FD.io, C/C++, HTML.

Juraj has a Telecommunication and Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Zilina, Slovakia. Juraj shares the company’s mission to create the best development stack for SDN applications and has a passion for Java and embedded platforms.

You can find his published articles on his LinkedIn profile and see what he is working on, on GitHub.

Juraj will be available to share his deep expertise in the field and representing PANTHEON.tech the silver sponsor of Open Networking Summit Europe which is going to take place on Sep 25-27 in Amsterdam.

Find PANTHEON.tech at booth #14 in the event to get a glimpse of the Software Defined Networking future.

Meet Miroslav Miklus – PANTHEON.tech @ ONS 2018

Miroslav Mikluš is the vice president of engineering department at PANTHEON.tech.

Since he has had graduated from Slovak Technical University in Bratislava, Miroslav had almost two decades of Information Technologies experience mainly in the Slovak Republic tech companies with titles as Director of Engineering, Head of Information Technology Services division, Senior Technical Leader, etc.

He started his career as a software developer and had climbed many steps of the tech industry to reach where he is now.

Miroslav has helped to develop and deliver dozens of successful software developments and integration projects mostly for the computer networking industry.

He loves to play basketball and running.

You might remember him from the last Open Networking Summit North America with his presentation named ‘Ligato as a Golang integration platform of a BGP daemon with VPP.”

Miroslav will be representing PANTHEON.tech the silver sponsor of Open Networking Summit Europe which is going to take place on Sep 25-27 in Amsterdam. Be sure to be there to meet with him in person in PANTHEON.tech’s booth #14 or the on 5k Fun Run on September 26.

 

Press Release for #ONS2018

Pantheon Technologies is looking forward to showcasing the latest software developments at #ONS2018

From one summit to another. We will be at the Open Networking Summit in Amsterdam on 25-27 September. Come and find us in the event to talk over a cup of coffee about the exciting improvements.

 

We have been working hard since the last ONS. It will be worth your time when you hear the new software developments.

  • lighty.io will prove its compatibility with the latest version of OpenDaylight Fluorine.
  • lighty.io UI; Network Topology Visibility Component. The component enables you to visualize any topology on any device with a web browser.
  • lighty.io is a radio access network (xRAN) ready. We will show you how the SDN SDK is making its way to xRAN.
  • We have replaced OpenDaylight (ODL) by lighty.io in ONAP’s SDN-C component.

The Linux Foundation Networking Fund (LFN) community will get together once again on 25-27 Sep in Amsterdam in industry’s premier event Open Networking Summit gathering enterprises, service providers and cloud providers across the ecosystem to share learnings, highlight innovation and discuss the future of Open Source Networking including SDN, NFV, orchestration and the automation of cloud, network and IoT services.

“Pantheon Technologies has made rapid advancement in developing comprehensive software solutions that will continue to set new industry standards for the future of the Open Source revolution and innovation,” said Robert Varga, CTO at PANTHEON.tech.

Pantheon Technologies is a Software Research & Development company located in Bratislava, Slovakia focusing strongly on network technologies and development or improving the software with over 15 years of experience. All aspects of OpenDaylight MD-SAL, YANG Tools, clustering, NETCONF, RESTCONF, SNMP, OpenFlow, BGP, PCEP, to contribute our expertise in these key areas. The Linux Foundation is leading the way with open source projects and we look forward to helping speed up development of open source networking technology with our proven record entry to associated project OpenDaylight, our work will leverage and shape the Open Source Networking revolution.

 

Membership in Canada Chamber of Commerce

We are more than happy to announce that PANTHEON.tech has joined forces with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce! We believe that this membership in the Canadian Chamber of Commerce will assist us in our future business and cultural activities. Canada here we come!

Basic activities of Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) are support of business activities between Canada and Slovakia, development of cultural relations and assistance in the field of education. We believe that this membership in the CCC will assist us in fulfilling your business and cultural activities. With this membership PANTHEON.tech hopes to bring better solutions to our customers.

The principal mandate of the CCC is to advance policy issues with the federal government that create an environment favourable to business growth and prosperity.Through our national network of over 450 chambers of commerce and boards of trade, they represent 200,000 businesses of all sizes and from all sectors. As Canada’s largest and most influential business association, CCC are the primary and vital connection between business and the federal government.

From peer-to-peer networking events to professional development sessions, from business leader roundtables to policy committees, the CCC offers us plenty of opportunities to get involved in activities that will allow us to grow professionally as well as influence policy and decision-making to help us grow as a company.

In a digital economy, growth means being connected. This will only work if you have great business partners.

The SDN SDK – lighty.io

Pantheon Technologies has recently developed the SDN SDK – lighty.io.

We have designed lighty.io to empower you to develop Software Defined Networking (SDN) solutions in JAVA, Python and Go. lighty.io aims to make ODL components
available outside Karaf to gain speed, flexibility and scalability for developers and users. It also contains new southbound plugins, which are not available in upstream ODL, enhanced modules of ODL and various developer tools.

Initial tests revealed that lighty.io has the capacity to outperform standard ODL in many ways. To top it all, one can still switch between “vanilla” ODL distribution/build and lighty.io build seamlessly.

Some of the great highlights of lighty.io are:

  • lighty.io works on JavaSE instead of Karaf OSGi container server, which enables SDN developers to use ODL services in JavaSE frameworks (latest versions of Spring.io, google Guice, Vertx, etc.)
  •  lighty.io is a great platform for building SDN micro service controller applications thanks to its low memory requirements and distribution size with blazing-fast start-up time.
  •  lighty.io uses ODL’s mature components and features like YANG tools, MD-SAL, NETCONF, and clustering, and adds Pantheon’s value to the mix.
  • lighty.io controller applications implement their own initialization sequences in order to run the same core services available in ODL, but in a speedy runtime.
  • lighty.io contains network topology visualization component to enable you to develop responsive and scalable front-end network visualizations effortlessly, which can be accessed by any device with a web browser.

We are continuously enhancing lighty.io package by adding exciting features so our valued customers can use and get support for immediately. We have done the hard work so you do not have to re-invent the wheel. Use lighty.io, today.
For more information, please visit lighty.io, by Pantheon Technologies