CTTC contributes to the release of TAPI v2.4, acting as editor of the companion Reference Implementation Agreement 2.1.
TAPI is a RESTCONF YANG interface for application between SDN controllers, orchestrators, traditional management systems and OSS solutions. TAPI v2.4.0 (including two reference implementation agreements TR-547 v2.0 and TR-548 v2.0) builds on TAPI v2.1.3 by bringing key advances and providing new and broad use cases in many areas offering a major improvement to photonic degradation models to support multi-vendor scheduling capability, network layer modeling refinements, or OAM enhancements.
The ONF Transport API (TAPI) release 2.4 means a significant step forward into the path of openness and disaggregation of the Optical Transport Networks promoted and pursued by the Telecom Infra Project (TIP’s) MUST operator’s subgroup, including Telefónica, Vodafone, Orange, MTN, Telia Company and Colt Technologies among other partners. TAPI has been of significant importance to the OIF given the need for a standardized interface between SDN applications and SDN networks. The extension supporting optical link information is especially important given the shift away from digital switching to optical switching and the advent of disaggregated systems. Click here for more information.