In this episode, Tom Hollingsworth leads the roundtable in discussing the role of whitebox switching in enterprise networking.
This is post 6 of 40 in the series “IT Origins” Eyvonne Sharp is a Network Architect and co-founder of Network Collective. She has over two decades of experience in enterprise networking, currently based out of Louisville, Kentucky. You can follow Eyvonne on Twitter, LinkedIn, her blog, and on Network Collective. What’s your IT origin […]
John Herbert of MovingPackets.net comments: Pica8, early pioneer of disaggregated networking and SDN, today announced a new version of their switch operating system, PicOS v2.7.1. Normally I wouldn’t note a networking OS update, but probably the biggest single update for this release is the new support for 100GigabitEthernet switches, with support for both Broadcom and […]
Greg Ferro of EtherealMind comments: Whitebox & Whitebrand network equipment has a lower purchase price than branded products. But why ? Greg has some great thoughts on what sets whitebox networking apart from more traditional switches. Read more at: Four Reasons Why Whitebox Networking is Cheaper
EtherealMind comments: How much of an Ethernet switch product is custom made by the vendor and how much is commodity components selected and assembled into a closed vendor solution ? We hear the term “merchant silicon” a lot. But have you ever thought about how many other parts inside of a switch are off-the-shelf? Read […]