Tag: white-box-switch

Why We’ll Colonize Mars Before Cisco Understands Software

  Over thirty years ago – ouch -- I joined Cisco as its very first marketing hire, tasked with giving them a more professional image than “Stanford grad students run amok” in preparation for their IPO. But during my six-year posting, I also got to witness Cisco’s first attempt to build an actual...
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Viable Open Networking Automation Solution Comes to the SLED Market

  Automation is increasingly required to keep up with growing access network requirements, which are forcing organizations to add new switches and/or replace older switches with higher-capacity models at an accelerated rate. With precious few experienced network engineers and technicians in-house,...
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A New Solution for SLED: Open, Automated White Box Networks

  Operators of state and local government networks; K-12 networks; and higher education networks have long had to lean heavily on automation tools to deploy, configure, and manage their campus and access switching infrastructure due to the combination of multiple remote sites paired with lean IT...
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Counting Up the Benefits that Leaf-Spine Architecture Brings to Enterprise Networks

  If your network, like most, is growing in size and complexity, perhaps it’s time to consider whether the traditional three-tier network architecture has run its course. It’s becoming apparent that a flatter, two-tier leaf spine network topology can bring dramatic changes in the way we manage...
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8 “Fake News” Items that Tried to Hold Back Open Networking

  The parallels between the efforts of the various open networking communities to modernize the networking industry and a Saturday afternoon pee-wee soccer scrum are far too close for comfort.  Both are characterized by loads of noisy, colorful – and mostly circular – movement – eventually followed...
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