Central office re-architected as a data center

Larry Peterson, Ali Al-Shabibi, Tom Anshutz, Scott Baker, Andy Bavier, Saurav Das, Jonathan Hart, Guru Palukar, William Snow

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CORD is a new design of a telco central office that replaces closed and proprietary hardware with software running on commodity servers, switches, and access devices. It allows network operators to benefit from both the economies of scale (infrastructure constructed from a few commodity building blocks) and agility (the ability to rapidly deploy and elastically scale services) that commodity cloud providers enjoy today. This article introduces the CORD architecture and describes an open reference implementation of CORD that is available for evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7588276
Pages (from-to)96-101
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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