China based Huawei, at the 2018 Open Networking Summit North America, has introduced the new Dual Modes, Multi-Protocols, Multi-Instances (DMM) open source project which elevates different protocol stacks for networking application developers.
The enterprise networking company said DMM is a Fast Data Project and a part of the FD.io community, which is customized for open source software and aims to provide high-performance networking solutions.
Huawei said DMM will make it possible to use diverse protocol stacks for different apps, as well as simplify the process of developing a new protocol stack. The DMM project makes it possible to elevate different protocols for apps in a single host as well as within one app, while reducing overall development, operational, and maintenance costs.
The first version of DMM with FD.io will be released in April and will include a common stack API framework and an interface document. DMM will try to integrate other stacks, such as ‘f-stack’ and VPP communication library in addition to improving the performance and transparency of the frame layer.
“App users will benefit from this platform and will be able to apply it to their app scenarios without worrying about the stack choice. App developers will also be able to use different sockets to drive different stacks in one app,” said Chenxi Wang, VP Network Strategy and Ecosystem, Huawei.
Image caption: Linux Foundation and FD.io community representatives participated in the DMM project meeting at the Open Networking Summit North America in Los Angeles.