At Networking Field Day 7, the delegates were treated to vendor demonstrations that challenged our thinking about the future of networking. Perhaps the industry is not agreed on just how we’ll implement and operate our networks in the coming years, but one thing is for certain. The landscape will be different.
In this and the soon-to-be-published part 2 discussions, we chat about the following big ideas.
- Do certifications make sense right now, considering the changes we’re seeing in the industry?
- Why isn’t shortest path bridging (SPB) taking over the world?
- It seems like virtual networking integration with OpenStack is no longer optional. What’s that mean? What’s happening there?
- SNMP gets no love anymore. Why is it dying, and what’s taking its place?
- NETCONF and YANG are showing up again and again in vendor discussions. What do they do?
- OpenDaylight is a junction point for several vendor SDN efforts, but not everyone is engaged. How important is ODL, and what’s the risk to vendors who “sit back and watch”?
- Related to the point above, how important is open source to networking going forward?
- Does tracking flow across infrastructure matter? Or is it good enough to track it at the edge or at some choke point in the network?
Who You’ll Hear