Whitebox networking was a hot topic at Networking Field Day last month. Kevin Myers wrote up a nice summery of what he saw on it. He starts with a brief history, then goes into an interesting application, using whiteboxes outside the data center as edge devices. Big Switch was positioning them that way in their presentation, and the implications of Barefoot Networks also saw them positioning whiteboxes for outside the data center. It’s an interesting trend.
Kevin Myers is a Global Network Architect with over 18 years of experience. He’s designed and built networks on every continent except Antarctica and is holding out hope that penguins will need Netflix one day. He specializes in design for WISP/wireline service providers as well as large enterprise data centers. You can find Kevin on […]