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The end of networking as we know it

Eric Knorr | June 27, 2014
Enterprise customers still have trouble grasping the promise of SDN. Stu Bailey of Infoblox has created an open source virtual switch that gets the point across.

According to the press release, LINCX was built in one year by a team of only six engineers at a cost of about $1 million, and contains about 34,000 lines of code. "The point is, this is not hard," Bailey explains. "We're just helping the market understand that CPU-based data planes could come out of garages and college student projects within the next few years that are very viable."

Infoblox is in the business of selling network control solutions. Over the long term, says Bailey, the company will be developing new functionality at the SDN control plane and above. But first, SDN needs to take hold -- and LINCX is an open source solution intended to move SDN forward and enable people to grasp the benefits. Most of all, Bailey says, he's excited to see what his customer base does with it.

Source: InfoWorld


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