Increase agility and lower TCO with open networking. Our expertise and deep relationships with ecosystem vendors enable successful disaggregated networking adoption, ensuring successful business outcomes.
What is Open Networking?
Open networking is a modern approach to networking that decouples the hardware and software, allowing for more flexibility, scalability, reduced costs, simplified architecture, automated provisioning, and faster innovation. Open Networking gives you the freedom to independently choose the hardware and software that best fits your use case. Open networking switches are bare metal hardware with off-the-shelf commodity silicon that run independent network operating systems (NOS) from third-party open-source and commercial vendors. Below are some reasons organizations are adopting the Open Networking model:
Better Product Availability
Global supply chain issues and component shortages have heavily impacted traditional networking products, leading to extended lead times. Open networking offers an alternative solution for organizations facing challenges in upgrading or expanding their networks.
IT budgets are often tight, forcing organizations to balance infrastructure maintenance with cost control. Open networking helps reduce costs by embracing cost-effective strategies like the use of white-box switches, commercially available off-the-shelf silicon, and open-source or disaggregated commercial software tailored for open networks.
Greater Flexibility & Control
Open networking encourages innovation through vendor collaboration and provides organizations with more choice in hardware and software solutions. This flexibility enables the exploration of various networking combinations and the use of open-source tools to create custom solutions.
Protection Against Obsolescence
Disaggregated networking allows organizations to upgrade or replace components independently, without affecting the entire network. This approach enables the adoption of new technologies without full network replacement, protecting investments beyond the typical 3 to 5 years offered by traditional vendors.
Open networking can be a game changer for organizations, helping to reduce costs, increase flexibility, and speed up innovation. With years of experience, we can help you enable the adoption of open networking by providing educational resources and guidance on the benefits and implementation of open networking. By embracing open networking, organizations can take advantage of open-source technologies and standards, which can lower the cost of network hardware and reduce the complexity of network management.
We will work with you to help select, implement, and manage comprehensive open networking solutions.
To successfully adopt the open networking model and help future-proof your organization’s technology strategy, your IT team needs a partner with a comprehensive understanding of the dynamic and ever-evolving open networking ecosystem. It is crucial to have an in-depth understanding of the various vendors of white box switches, network operating systems (NOS), and optics, along with the implementation options, orchestration tools, and interoperability concerns that come with them. As a result, selecting the right solution for your organization can be challenging without the proper guidance and expertise. At Hardware Nation, we have a deep understanding of these complex elements and provide the necessary support to help your team adopt the open networking model faster and more efficiently. We work closely with you to understand your unique needs, and help you select the most suitable and comprehensive solution that aligns with your goals and objectives.
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To successfully adopt an open networking model and help future-proof your organization’s technology strategy, you need a partner with a comprehensive understanding of the dynamic and ever-evolving open networking ecosystem. It is crucial to have an in-depth understanding of the various vendors of white box switches and network operating systems (NOS), along with the implementation options, orchestration tools, and interoperability concerns that come with them.
How Can Hardware Nation Help You Succeed?
Open Networking can be a game changer for your organization, but realizing its full value requires a trusted partner. Our team of experts can offer vendor-neutral guidance and assess whether open networking is appropriate for your organization’s unique needs. We are partnered with industry-leading open networking vendors, and our prior real-world experience implementing these solutions enables us to identify the best solutions based on prior use cases. We guide customers through every stage of the implementation process, from discovery to consultation, roadmap creation, adoption, implementation, and management. Our experts, with their diverse backgrounds in networking, security, cloud, and other key areas, help determine the most effective approach to implementing an open networking solution, taking into account both emerging and legacy solutions.
Leveraging years of open networking and infrastructure experience across diverse industries, we ensure seamless integration across your entire technology stack.
We have deep relationships with the top disaggregate hardware, software, and solutions vendors.
End-to-End Networking Solutions
Our team of network architects builds next-gen networks tailored to your unique use case and provides end-to-end solutions from discovery to deployment and management.
We follow a vendor and technology-agnostic approach to ensure you get the best holistic solution based on your needs.
Increase Agility and Reduce Costs
Open networking solutions enable efficiency and faster innovation across your organization, but realizing its full value requires a trusted partner. Our team of specialists and partners have the experience, expertise, and objectivity to help you with virtually any open networking questions.
With open switches are switches are original design manufacturer (ODM) switches without an operating system pre-loaded on them. By separating the hardware and software customers typically see significant CapEx and OpEx savings over traditional networking. You will also be able to innovate faster with a DevOps and community approach.
Edge-Core Open Switches
Edge-Core open networking solution are based on open standard, bare-metal hardware with a choice of independent open software for NOS (Network Operating Systems), SDN, virtualization, and cloud orchestration.
UfiSpace is a pioneer for disaggregate and open networking solutions with industry firsts for cell site gateways, the core network, and the edge network. Their focus has been on high-end networking solutions to ensure commitment to customers for fast time-to-market and state-of-the-art disaggregated open networking platforms.
NVIDIA Mellanox Spectrum Open Switches
Mellanox Spectrum based Linux switches deliver leading performance, efficiency & scalability. Mellanox Spectrum switches are compatible with a variety of network operating systems, including NVIDIA Cumulus Linux, SONiC, NVIDIA Onyx, and DENT . Switches are configurable with optics and software.
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Indra Mondal, Senior Network Engineer, Kudelski Group
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