Solution Overview

Open networking starts with a fundamental premise: Hardware is fungible and I can run any operating system anywhere. In practice, however, this is not necessarily the case. This lab provides a hands-on sandbox to evaluate the interoperability of a mix of network operating systems that are available to run as disaggregated solutions.

Lab Diagram

Who is open networking for?

A fundamental shift in network architecture is well underway, with service providers and other large organizations transitioning from purpose-built hardware appliances to a more software-driven infrastructure in efforts to cut costs, increase agility and better serve customers. 

This shift has led to a dramatic uptick in open networking solutions, commonly known in the industry as white box networking.