Using open source software on a variety of hardware platforms is old news on the compute side of the IT house. Now, whitebox hardware and open source software are challenging incumbent network vendors and demonstrating new operational models for network engineers.
Web-scale giants have blazed the trail for whitebox/open source networking, and the tools and technologies these giants use are finding their way into the enterprise.
What does all of this mean for enterprise infrastructure going forward? We ponder these questions on the Datanauts podcast.
Our guest is Peyton Maynard-Koran, currently working at a stealthy blockchain startup.
We talk with Peyton about the problems that exist with big networking vendors (feature bloat, tightly coupled software and hardware, and other issues), and how these problems create challenges for network operators.
We also explore how disaggregation, open source, and an emphasis on software offer a different vision for how to build, buy, and operate networks.
Peyton Maynard-Koran – Twitter
Peyton Maynard-Koran – Blog
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