In a second blog Andreas Hegers takes a step back from software revolution
Really? What's going on with this guy, I hear you say. In his last blog he’s praising the beauty of standards, and now he’s going completely retro? Hardly anyone is talking about anything but the endless opportunities of software these days. It’s even difficult to find a decent webinar that talks about Hardware … how dare I?
Why is the Telecoms Industry So Interested in HW Modules?
To protect the innocent, hereafter component vendors will be called A, B or O. And I swear that I started writing this blog prior to the announcements in the last weeks…
Takeaway’s from the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2016
While preparing for a speech at Layer123’s recent SDN and OpenFlow World Congress, I had a staggering experience. I discovered the concept of the “P-CPE”. The “P” stands for, well, physical. It appears that our industry has reached the next level, where everything that really exists now requires a “P” in front of it. Who would have thought so 10 years ago?
White box networking and servers, Virtualization and cloud based computing. All of these are related to a single trend in the computer networking world: disaggregation, or rather the splitting of hardware from software. The buzz around this new trend is obvious once you connect all the pieces together, but the drivers behind the disaggregation movement might not be. Why disaggregate, and why now? There are several answers to these questions, but the two most important ones revolve around intertwined complexity in the business and networking technology worlds. Businesses right now, face a landscape where business and technology are intertwined in somewhat specialized silos designed to solve specific problem sets.