Network Operating System Models

Network disaggregation is a rebellion. Its a rebellion by network operators against network vendors born out of the frustration of the inability to ease the management of networking equipment, especially at scale. Network disaggregation leads to a separation of hardware from software vendors and the promise of the ability to pick the best of each breed, But the glue that binds the two is an operating system, just like on a server.

In this webinar, we'll examine the different network OS models in use today, both by traditional network vendors and in the brave new world of open networking.

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Contents

We'll examine specifics of some key network OSes. We'll also see how a model addresses the questions rebel network operators needed to regain control of their network. We'll study OpenFlow, SAI, and Switchdev. And we'll examine the role of Linux arguably the most ubiquitous OS on the planet in the various NOSes.

This is not a webinar about networking, but how things that we don't understand can shape the things we do and care about, networking.

The Author

Dinesh DuttDinesh Dutt has been in the networking industry for the past 20 years, most of it at Cisco Systems. Most recently, he was the Chief Scientist at Cumulus Networks, working on simplifying configuration and operations with inventions such as BGP Unnumbered and NetQ. Before Cumulus, he was a Fellow at Cisco Systems. He has been involved in enterprise and data center networking technologies, including the design of many of the ASICs that powered Cisco's mega-switches such as Cat6K and the Nexus family of switches. He also has experience in storage networking from his days at Andiamo Systems and in the design of FCoE. He is a co-author of TRILL and VxLAN and has filed for over 40 patents.