Thought Leadership from Pica8®

Musings on SDN
Scaling SDN: Is OpenFlow Ready for Prime Time? | November 24, 2014 | Calvin C.
Up to this point, OpenFlow has mostly been deployed in research and higher-education environments. These early trials have shed some light on interesting use cases, what OpenFlow is good for, and of course, what OpenFlow might not be so good for...

In the trenches with Steve
The History of Open | September 16, 2014 | Steve G.
Everybody is talking about “open” this or that – from Cisco making claims to new companies embracing open source code as a means of developing or accelerating their go-to-market strategies. But what does “open” really mean?

An SDN Leader's Viewpoint
Playing by the Rules: How many flows do you really need? | August 8, 2013 | James Liao
While OpenFlow serves to optimize the path between source and destination for a specific flow, its challenge today is the limited number of flows that the current ASIC can support...

Notes from the Architect
First Integrated Open OVS Switch and OpenFlow Controller | December 10, 2012 | David L.
In Matthew Palmer’s blog “vSwitch is the New Battleground. What Every Datacenter Operator Must Know ”,  he made a point that “there is an Open-Source vSwitch, but no ‘Open’ vSwitch”. Matt’s concern is “… What’s different from these (open source) projects and OVS is the core contributions and governmence for OVS is controlled by a single company: Nicira”...