This podcast episode is presented by Juniper Networks
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Two types of silicon have traditionally fueled packet forwarding: custom and merchant. In merchant silicon, Broadcom is dominant. While this position has helped promote consistency across key networking components, it has also discouraged innovation and competitive pricing. Does the networking industry need more silicon diversity in an open ecosystem of standard languages and APIs? In this discussion, we explore how forwarding abstractions such as P4 impact the chip ecosystem and how network software needs to change to accommodate a richer set of silicon options.
In this video, you’ll hear from Lakshmi Sharma (Director Product Management, Networking at Google Cloud), Nitin Kumar (VP and Fellow at Juniper Networks) and Roy Chua (Founder and Principal at AvidThink, Formerly SDxCentral Research)