Alan Weissberger Cloud Computing Networking Software Defined Network Technology

Assessment of Open Networking, Bare Metal Switches, White Boxes, and NFVi

The Vision and Reality of Open Networking: From 2012 to at least 2016, there was tremendous industry buzz about disaggregation of the network switch, transport equipment, and network appliances. Many industry “experts” and stock market analysts said that purpose-built hardware would be replaced by “open network” software running on commodity “white boxes” and “bare metal […]