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Is Brite-Box Switching Rite for Everyone?

by Andrew Lerner  |  February 24, 2015

There's been a lot of activity in the network space around branded white-box ("brite-box") switching lately. We're getting an increasing number of questions from clients about it, so we just published...

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Another Open-Source SDN Controller?

by Andrew Lerner  |  November 10, 2014

Last week, another Open-Source SDN controller hit the market. The Open Networking Lab (On.Lab) is a non-profit consortium to promote networking innovation and last week they released their ONOS controller (link...

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Third Horse in the SDN race?

by Andrew Lerner  |  September 30, 2014

Undoubtedly there is a ton of hype around SDN, but last week could be really be an inflection point... While there has been a lot of Gartner client interest around...

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The Battle for Data Center Influence Intensifies as Cisco Ships ACI

by Andrew Lerner  |  July 31, 2014

Cisco’s new flagship data center network solution, called ACI, is now shipping. ACI is a programmable Ethernet fabric, in which network policy is created via Cisco's APIC controller. Cisco’s architecture...

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Networking Hype

by Andrew Lerner  |  July 23, 2014

Gartner's Hype Cycle for Networking and Communications published yesterday, which covers 35 of the most important networking technologies. This year, there are four new entries to the hype cycle including White-box...

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OpenDaylight Evolves

by Andrew Lerner  |  June 25, 2014

Extreme was the latest networking vendor to announce their architectural vision for SDN. It is a very open/agnostic approach to SDN, but the most intriguing piece of the announcement (to...

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Finally an Interesting Week in Networking

by Andrew Lerner  |  January 31, 2014

Prior to this week, the most influential company in the networking market so far in 2014 was arguably Elliott Management.  Elliott – an activist investor –has been doing activist investor-type...

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