PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At a panel discussion entitled “Cutting Through the Hype: Get the Real Story with SDN,” held in San Jose, CA yesterday, Pica8 President and CEO James Liao said that the key to developing solid SDN use cases was to enable SDN applications on the same switches as Layer-2/Layer-3 networking.
Liao spoke on a panel moderated by Peter Christy, research director of 451 Research. The panel also included executives from Big Switch Networks, Cisco and Midokura, and discussed such topics as the state of SDN, use cases for SDN, SDN adoption leaders, and how to evaluate current SDN solutions.
“We are seeing solid use cases for SDN among enterprises and service providers who are converging SDN applications with Layer-2/Layer-3 networking,” said Liao. “We believe that network architects and managers will continue to use a CLI for managing Layer-2/Layer-3 functions, and add SDN applications in the cases where they bring unique value to the network.”
About Pica8, Inc.
Pica8 is the one-stop source for white box networking. Since 2009, Pica8 has pioneered open networking with PicOS™, the first network operating system that enables data center customers to easily integrate Layer 2 / Layer 3 networking and software-defined networking (SDN) using commodity white box switches. PicOS supports an industry-standard CLI for Layer 2 / Layer 3, unmodified Linux, and OpenFlow 1.4. Pica8 makes white box adoption seamless by providing PicOS on both pre-loaded switching hardware or as standalone software on a growing list of compatible bare metal switches. Pica8 is a global company headquartered in Palo Alto, California. For more information, visit www.pica8.com or follow @pica8 on Twitter.