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...

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...

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”...