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Networking has been transformed with the advent of SDN and NFV. What has traditionally been a closed and proprietary environment dominated by a few vendors has opened up to innovation and a much more rapid pace of development than in the past decades. Developments driven by cloud architectures, virtualization, disaggregation and the open-source movement (Linux being a significant driver) within the data center have spilled into networking.
From SDN controllers, to virtual switches and routers, to network operating systems on white box switches, even to the orchestration and monitoring systems, open source now plays a major role. Open source has even spread to hardware platforms with the rise of the Open Compute Project (OCP).
As a result, open source has become an important part of the new networking landscape. To help IT professionals understand the current market landscape with regard to open source in networking, SDxCentral has published a new report, the 2017 Open Source in Networking Report, which provides a primer in open-source networking, explains the benefits and risks for a wide variety of organizations (enterprises, service providers and technology vendors) and maps out the top open-source projects impacting networking today. We also share the results of a recent survey and take a peek into our SDxCentral crystal ball on how this market will evolve in the future.
Report Sponsors: Cumulus Networks, Dell EMC, and Linux Foundation
Organizations covered include: Apache Software Foundation, Buoyant, Covalent, CZ.NIC, Dell EMC, Digital Ocean, ETSI, Facebook, Faucet, GoBGP, Intel, HAProxy, Juniper Networks, Linaro, Linux Foundation, MEF, NGINX, NTT, Open Compute Project (OCP), OpenConfig, Open Networking Foundation (ONF), OpenStack Foundation, P4.org, Tigera, VMware.