Thought Leadership from Pica8®

Open Systems Architect
Establishing the Big Data Connection | February 24, 2015 | Manish S.
Many network vendors will tell you that their network equipment is built for Big Data. However, once deployed, do you have enough Big Data context...
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Musings on SDN
Zero Touch Provisioning in a Bare Metal World | January 12, 2015 | Calvin C.
While the term Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) might be increasingly more common to networking, the concept of automation has existed for years in IT...
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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?
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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...
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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”...
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