Howdy. Whatcha ‘no good?
(Translation for those that don’t habla: What are y’all up to, No good?)
For those of y’all that don’t know me, I’m one of the guys that herd cats for a living for OCP Networking. Just look for the guy some call ‘Big Tex’ (complete with the Lone Star belt buckle and crocodile cowboy boots) at the next OCP event.
Starting later in January 2016, I’ll post some blogs about Open Networking efforts around hardware and software that don’t get enough exposure to folks outside the open networking community.
I want to make sure no one sees this column as vehicle for a vendor (i.e. my employer, Cumulus Networks), an organization (e.g. OCP), or a sponsor. Or, to phrase it in a way that’s more in line with my vernacular: Y’all will not need to wear boots for fear of stepping in bullshit here.
So…what should y’all expect from me over the next several weeks? Here’s a few topics that have been in my cud (in no particular order):
- Why the industry needs an open source framework for driving ASICs
- How the industry has gotten away with selling $1,000 optics in the name of ‘compatability’ and ‘support’
- A Hitchhikers Guide to Everything ‘Open’
- Where the buffalo may roam, where the deer and the antelope play (working title 😉 )