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White box networking in remote and branch offices

Not just the domain of hyperscale data centers, white box networking can be deployed efficiently in the enterprise. BY Pica8. With hundreds or thousands of locations to be connected, managing network services in remote or branch offices can be a significant challenge. Network services support everything from internal and guest WiFi to internet access, internal data networking, Voice over IP phones and video. All of these services have to be delivered and managed in a cost-effective way, but many solutions require rolling an IT truck to each location (which is prohibitively expensive) or adopting expensive proprietary hardware along with onerous support contracts. There is a different solution—white box switches and networking software that support all the features a branch office needs with remote management, but without the high cost and without vendor lock-in.

By Dan Tuchler, November, 2017

Pica8 Plans to Introduce Retailers to PicOS

With Thanksgiving around the corner, Black Friday – and Cyber Monday (News - Alert) – and the official opening of the holiday shopping season is coming in short order. Retailers spent the previous year prepping for this consumer spending spree, with shows like the National Retail Federation’s annual trade show and conference serving to add insight for innovation in the industry. Pica8 plans to unveil, PicOS network operating system for retailers at the January trade show. The preeminent provider of open networking solutions is providing the retail industry with a value proposition that is difficult to deny.

By Maurice Nagle, November 09, 2017

Executive Viewpoint 2017 Prediction: Pica8

It’s time to look to 2017, and in SDN, there are certainly some exciting times ahead. Here are five predictions about what will happen in the coming year...

By James Liao, December 8, 2016

Pica8, Cloudistics Step Up Open Networking

Sometimes open networking projects don't turn out the way we'd like. These projects can sometimes take up a lot of resources and not deliver the kind of impact we'd expect for all those resources demanded...

By Steve Anderson, December 06, 2016

News Bits: Zephyr, SwiftStack, Avere, Cloudistics, Pica8, & Datrium

Cloudistics, an enterprise cloud-computing company, has partnered with Pica8, a network operating system vendor, to take Cloudistics existing virtual network capabilities...

By Adam Armstrong, December 5, 2016

Cloudistics, Pica8 Partner On New Cloud-Managed Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Sometimes when looking at new enterprise IT products, it’s important to remember how we derive meaning from words. If we look back to the work of Ferdinand de Saussure, we of course know that the spoken or written word, the actual word itself, is a signifier...

December 5, 2016

Proprietary versus white box technologies

Both open and proprietary hardware is available to your data center; how do you decide?...

By David Chernicoff, November 22, 2016

Pica8 2017 Predictions: Security, IoT, Enterprise Needs Will Impact SDN in 2017

Virtualization and Cloud executives share their predictions for 2017. Read them in this 9th annual VMblog.com series exclusive...

By James Liao, November 10, 2016

Facebook Intros Backpack, an Open 100G Modular Switch

On the heels of announcing the Wedge 100 top-of-rack switch, Facebook has announced its second-generation modular switch, called Backpack...

By Craig Matsumoto, November 8, 2016

Global Industry Insight: Software Defined Networking (SDN) Market Size, Share, Development, Growth and Demand Forecast to 2020

Software defined networking (SDN) bids the potential for cost saving opportunity in networking, as it increases the capability to generate new services and application. It also facilitates virtualization in networking...

Press release from: P&S Market Research, Novermber 7, 2016

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