Open Networking Survey Report

Light Reading/Heavy Reading and Linux Foundation Networking are very excited to present the results of a study we executed in collaboration with our sponsors.

Concerns about performance emerged early in the move toward virtualization. Moving from purpose-built boxes to standard servers made some doubt that applications would perform as well with the new approach. Numerous acceleration techniques – both hardware- and software-based – are now available to help assuage those concerns.

Today, those concerns have been somewhat minimized, although there remains some question as to where in the network CSPs will be comfortable deploying disaggregated open networking solutions. This section of the report discusses CSPs’ perception of performance in the context of open networking, deployment plans, awareness of acceleration techniques and lingering concerns.

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