Tuesday, May 17, 2016

IEEE 802.3 YANG Data Model Study Group Gets Underway

A new IEEE 802.3 YANG Data Model Study Group has been formed to help build consensus on best network management practices and lead IEEE 802.3 YANG standardization efforts to ensure uniform definition of data models used to configure instances of the IEEE 802.3 standard in network architectures adopting the principles of Software Defined Networking (SDN).

”The introduction of six new Ethernet speeds over the next five years, ranging from 2.5 Gb/s to 400 Gb/s, increases the challenges of managing and configuring services in increasingly complex data networks,” said Marek Hajduczenia, network architect, Principal Engineer, Bright House Networks. “YANG data models are emerging as the management schema for the future due to their functionality and operational consistency across different platforms, vendors, and implementations. Their pervasive support also helps drive forward SDN principles by enabling automated network service provisioning.”

“Because Ethernet is pervasive across many different application areas, it’s important that we leverage the flexibility and extensibility of YANG data models to ensure interoperability, and to streamline industry network management practices that can help save on time and costs,” said Yan Zhuang, acting chair, IEEE 802.3 YANG Data Model Study Group and system engineer, Huawei Technologies. “We look forward to defining the study group’s goals at our first meeting in May and anticipate active participation and dialogue from the industry at large.”

The IEEE 802.3 May 2016 Interim Meeting will be held May 23 to May 27, 2016 in Whistler, British Columbia.