Gian Paolo Boarina and Nicola Arnoldi have an interesting exchange going on the role of white box networking in the enterprise and the exodus of intelligence from organizations to vendors.
white box switching
In this episode, Tom Hollingsworth leads the roundtable in discussing the role of whitebox switching in enterprise networking.
Never heard of IP Infusion? You’re not alone. The company was founded by the team behind GNU Zebra, and has commercialized it under ZebOS since 1999. They’ve recently moved from purely an OEM company into providing white box switch and virtualized network operating systems. It’s an interesting move into some of the more exciting areas in enterprise IT.
Are VARs trying to fleece you for every cent? Are software releases really slow and full of bugs? Should you just scrap your entire infrastructure and go open source with an army of newly-minted network software developers? Tom Hollingsworth gives us some points to think about while we’re preparing for the revolution.
David Gee of ipengineer.net comments: Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) that produce incumbent profit busting white box switching technology could soon be releasing the next wave of programmable networking based on technology from a silicon company best known for it’s encryption products. Cavium have released the XPliant chipset which it acquired from a $90m purchase earlier […]