Wednesday May 11, 2016

Facebook Introducing Open/R - A New Modular Routing Platform

Yesterday at Networking @Scale, Facebook introduced Open/R, an extensible distributed network application platform that powers the Terragraph network. Facebook says that, even though it was initially designed specifically for the Terragraph project, Open/R has been successfully adapted for use with other parts of its networking infrastructure, and the company even has plans to open-source it at some point.

With Terragraph and Open/R, we can produce cost-effective solutions and iterate more quickly, which in turn will help us improve the speed, efficiency, and quality of internet connectivity around the world. We are continuing to iterate on these technologies with the ultimate goal of contributing them to the open source community and to the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) for use in the broader ecosystem.