R2O-UON – Unboxing Open Networking

Łukasz · March 28, 2022

Course Overview

Welcome to the route2open introduction to Open Networking.

R2O-UON – Unboxing Open Networking will help you learn what Open Networking is and how it can revolutionize the way you work. We will look at some of the key organizations within the Open Networking world and how they work together. We will learn about the history of Open Networking and how it has developed over the years. We will also look at the hardware and software that is used, the differences between “Bare Metal”, “White Box” and “Brite Box”.

By the end of the course, you will understand what disaggregation is, the benefits of Open Networking and how it compares to the traditional way of working and in what direction the future of Open Networking is heading.


R2O-UON – Unboxing Open Networking is designed for people interested in finding out more about the open-source environment, university students, network architects & engineers, security architects & engineers, and system engineers.


Some basic knowledge of computer networking and virtualization is advised for people wanting to take the course.

Course Length

Module 1 – General Introduction – 60 min

Course Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand how the three main organizations (OCP, ONF and TIP) work together in the Open Networking landscape
  • Understand the history of Open Networking
  • Understand how disaggregation works with networking hardware
  • Understand the benefits of Open Networking
  • Compare Traditional vs Open Networking
  • Explain the differences between Bare Metal, White Box and Brite Box hardware
  • Understand the evolution of Open Networking hardware
  • Identify the key players in the Open Networking world

Course Outline

Module 1: General Introduction

  • Lesson 1: What is OCP (Open Compute Project)?
  • Lesson 2: What is ONF (Open Networking Foundation)?
  • Lesson 3: What is TIP (Telecom Infra Project)?
  • Lesson 4: A Short History of Open Networking
  • Lesson 5: What is Open Networking
  • Lesson 6: Benefits of Open Networking
  • Lesson 7: The comparison of Traditional vs. Open Networking
  • Lesson 8: Difference between Bare Metal, White Box, Brite Box
  • Lesson 9: Open Networking Hardware Evolution
  • Lesson 10: A short view of Key Players in the Open Hardware and Open Software World
  • Lesson 11: Module Summary

Module 2: Key Hardware Players in the Open Networking World

  • Coming soon!
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Getting Help

The Discussion Forums on the route2open website are a fantastic resource for resolving any issues or questions you might have relating to this course. They can be used:

  • To discuss concepts, tools, and technologies shown on this course, or related to the topics discussed during the course
  • To ask questions about course content
  • To share ideas related to open networking technologies

​Asking questions is encouraged, but we also feel it would be great to share your opinions about the course content with other forum users. Please note that the Forums are reviewed on a regular basis, but this is a community resource.

Course Timing

You can go through the course material at your own pace, and if you need to stop part way through a chapter, you can always pick it up again from where you left off. We recommend it is best to avoid long gaps between chapters to help with content retention and this will also speed up the learning process.

It is best to cover the chapters in the order we have presented them. Some of the topics are discussed across several chapters, so if you take the chapters out of sequence you might miss some helpful background information. However, as this course is self-paced you can always go back if you think you have missed something.

Learning Aids

Please check out our YouTube channel for additional videos.

Course Instructor

Łukasz Łukowski is one of the founders of route2open and the Chief Sales and Marketing Office for STORDIS. Working with channel partners, product management, business development and his marketing team, Łukasz is spearheading the effort to drive year-on-year revenue growth by more effectively leveraging our channel and alliance partners, particularly in the areas of open networking for data center, enterprise, and telecom.

Prior to him joining STORDIS, Łukasz was the Vice President of EMEA Channel Sales and Alliances for Edgecore Networks. Łukasz has over 15 years of experience in the networking industry serving additional two roles as, Active A-Team Ambassador of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF); and a Regional Lead Manager for the Open Compute Project (OCP).

About route2open

route2open Academy is the leading global Authorized Training Centre for the world’s biggest and brightest open technology vendors. We help people within businesses to grow their technical skills and knowledge to enable them to make a real difference to their company and build a successful future. 

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