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Open networking is intended to open innovation to all and drive it at the speed of software development cycles, rather than tie innovation to much longer hardware release cycles. Many believe that this relegates hardware to low cost commodity merchant silicon and white box bare metal systems, yet we still see strong pockets of new hardware.
With the advent of open networking the focus has been on software, but has the pendulum swung too far? Can open networking really make the underlying hardware irrelevant or will hardware such as switch innovation become even more essential? What will solve the open networking industry’s biggest problems – hardware or software innovation? This session will provide valuable insight from a diverse panel of software, hardware and service provider experts.