I’m waiting at the Las Vegas airport, catching my breath after several jam-packed days on the show floor of Interop. There’s a ton of email and other work stuff I really should be catching up on, but it’s been such an awesome show for OpenFlow that I’m compelled to write my first blog post here at Big Switch.Obviously, I’m biased, but it’s pretty clear Interop was a coming-out party fo... Read more

If you attended the Open Networking Summit or the Applied OpenFlow Symposium last month, you could see that Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is gaining a lot of momentum. There may still be some nuances on its definition but it is pretty clear that everyone sees a need for it.For almost two decades, industry experts and hands-on networkers have worked hard creating protocols to solve L2/L3 issues... Read more

While visiting the Computer History Museum in Mountain View this weekend, I got a chance to see some of the first Ethernet concept sketches created at Xerox PARC in the mid-70s. At the time it was an experimental project limited to the Xerox Alto computers.As you can see in the picture below, the first Ethernet cards and the mediums have significantly changed over the last decades. Most of the pro... Read more

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