BaaT leverages blockchain to create an architecture that can connect geographically dispersed Layer 2 islands over any available infrastructure, including the public Internet. BaaT is an appealing WAN transport option compared to traditional WAN technologies like VPN, MPLS, or dedicated links because of its seamless operation across the Internet while enterprises don’t need to exchange updates with their upstream providers. All traffic types are carried: Unicast, Multicast and broadcast.
|Category||SDN Controller/Network Virtualization Solution|
|Applicable Verticals||Cloud Service Providers, Communication Service Providers (Telcos), Financials, Government and Education, Healthcare and Retail|
|NG Data Center Networking Relevancy||
BaaT integrates blockchain with VXLAN (Overlay Networking Technology) to connect dispersed layer-2 islands over a routed infrastructure that could be spanned across the Internet while VXLAN was originally drafted to operate inside a single domain.
|Areas of Deployment||Inter-Datacenter and WAN|
|Open Compute Project (OCP) Support||Yes|
|Supported OCP Initiatives||Networking and Telco|
|Linux Foundation (LF) Support||Yes|
|Supported Linux Foundation Initiatives||LFN|
|Key Customers||Small to Medium Enterprises, Large Enterprises, Internet/VPN Service Providers, Cloud Service Providers, Telco Carriers|
|Key Partners||White Box Hardware Providers, White Box Software Providers (NOS)|
|Container and VM Support||
|Performance and Scalability||
|Visibility & Troubleshooting Capabilities||