Facts behind the Myth of Whitebox Open Networking: A Reality Check

I begin with an assumption that you are somewhat familiar with “whitebox” term as it relates to networking gears and cognizant of its trend. For those needing a brush up, please read my earlier article https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/bare-metalwhite-box-solutions-open-hyperscale-data-center-chowdhury/ . The term “whitebox” and “open… Continue Reading

Front haul wireless-fiber convergence: Does Ethernet at front haul help the case for increase white box deployment in Telecom Network transformation?

Gothenburg is a port city nestled within the unique Kattegat (a sea area considered neither North Sea nor the Baltic Sea, a contradiction in itself) nearly 290 miles northwest of Stockholm, capital of Sweden. The days are gloomy here specifically… Continue Reading

Network Transformation is in the offing: Does disaggregation model help?

One of the fascinating aspects in my job is understanding how some of world’s largest networks will deploy Open networking platforms. It is this continuous learning that keeps me passionate about what I do.  When I first use “open networking”… Continue Reading

SDN API and Protocols: ForCES (Forwarding and Control Element Separation)

This article is part of my “Network Virtualization 101” series. For other articles in this series, please visit http://www.dhimanchowdhury.com or my blog athttp://www.dhimanchowdhury.blogspot.com . SDN (Software Defined Networking) is much of a buzz word now a days; for some it is simply decoupling… Continue Reading