Open networking is a trend we’re keenly interested in here at Packet Pushers international headquarters.
Open networking implies many things, but at the core of it, open networking is about the ability to create your own networking stack. You choose the hardware and software, pair it up with a controller, roll in some monitoring, tweak to suit your organization’s unique requirements, and you’ve got something special.
Of course, open networking also shifts a good deal of integration work and technical responsibility back to the network consumer (or their consultants). So maybe it’s not for everyone. Or is it?
We talk about the differences between ‘open’ and ‘open source,’ how and where those initiatives converge, the value proposition for open networking and open source, how open networking might influence network design, and more.
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Succeeding on an Open Field: The Impact of Open Source Technologies on the Communication Service Provider Ecosystem–2018 ACG Research Report (PDF)
Harmonizing Open Source and Standards in SDN – Linux Foundation
Network Harmonization 2.0: Evolving Linux Foundation Networking – Linux Foundation
Linux Foundation Networking – Linux Foundation Networking
Open Networking Summit Europe 2018 – Linux Foundation