Introduction Trigger is an open source network automation framework with batteries included. Trigger differs from other automation projects such as Ansible, which is based on top of the Python SSH library Paramiko, by being built with the asynchronous I/O framework Twisted. Twisted allows for a staggering number of devices to be managed concurrently thanks to […]
Apstra is not about configuration management. Yes, configuration of network devices happens along the way in the paradigm most of us work in. But Apstra is after something much bigger.
Disclosure: I’m the networking co-chair at the Open Compute Project and I work for Cumulus Networks in my day job. The opinions in this post are all mine, though. Enjoy. Howdy. Over the last several weeks, we’ve seen a lot of press releases around a small networking startup called SnapRoute and its software stack, FlexSwitch. […]
In 2013, I wrote an article categorizing SDN into centralized control, network virtualization, orchestration, and programmability. Does that fit in 2016?
SDN isn’t a meaningful term. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have emerging networking techniques that are interesting, because we do. Which ones are they?