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Open Source Foundational Fatigue: Is It Growing?

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There was an article a few weeks ago regarding “foundation fatigue” with regard to the Linux Foundation. This article touched on a few key points, but among them was the “fatigue” felt by the participants in the Linux Foundation projects when it comes to the cost of playing, which can approach $500,000 for some companies. The question of “pay to play” is touched on, but not really discussed a whole lot in the article. The angle I’d like to talk about on this topic is more along the lines of: are…

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Network Control System (NCS) Maturity

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NCS Maturity Model SDN is a game changer for the industry, but a major challenge is how do organizations move their networks from monolithic vendor proprietary infrastructure to a software abstracted network. NCS (Cisco/Tail-f Network Control System) is a solution from one of our preferred partners that has begun to pave the way. We see NCS as a bridge to SDN. NCS is a vendor agnostic configuration platform that provides a central point for network automation. For more information on NCS, please visit: http://www.tail-f.com/network-control-system. The benefits of a software abstracted…

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Linux and the Future Network

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When Linus Torvalds released Linux in 1991, no one could have imagined the influence it would have on modern computing. It quickly took off in the web, HPC, and embedded spaces. Looking back, it’s easy to see the major advances like LAMP and Beowulf clusters all the way to modern cloud computing and forget the effort that individuals and companies put in to advance Linux. Those changes were primarily on the server side, and we’re starting to see the same thing happening in the network itself. The next generation network…

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