Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) that produce incumbent profit busting white box switching technology could soon be releasing the next wave of programmable networking based on technology from a silicon company best known for it’s encryption products.
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“Sir, Skynet is self aware…” Not really the line anyone wants to hear, especially after watching the Terminator films!
With the current interest in network automation, it’s imperative that the correct tools are chosen for the right tasks.