Today, we talk to network architect Andrey Khomyakov, who’s helped his organization make the transition from traditional to open networking in production.
What’s it like to disaggregate switch hardware from network operating system? Was it hard? Does it really work? What’s support like? Was any money saved? Will I get fired for suggesting my company go the open networking route? Andrey will answer these and more questions.
Pete Lumbis, long time friend of the Packet Pushers and contributor to the networking community, also joins with some of his insights learned in his role at Cumulus Networks. This is not a sponsored show. We just want to share the real-world experience of going new-school disaggregation with your networking.
We’ll look at the distinctions between open networking, disaggregation, and whitebox. We’ll also look at day-to-day operations with whitebox, common problems, how to choose a whitebox, and more.