LT: Bare Metal Ethernet Switches

Eoin Kenny 
Project Manager & National Lia...
HEAnet

Slides:
Eoin Kenny - HEAnet - LT - Bare metal ethernet switches.pdf



Up until recently the only option available to IT managers when it came to selecting a network operating system for their Ethernet switch hardware was to take the proprietary software that came bundled with their Ethernet switch hardware.

While the large Internet companies such as Google and Facebook have been designing and building their own Ethernet switches for a while now, it is only now with the availability of bare metal switches from mainstream suppliers and open source software that the opportunity for smaller enterprises to purchase bare metal switches has become feasible.

This talk will introduce the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) which enables end users to install the network operating system of their choice on a growing list of bare metal Ethernet switches.


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If you require information about any aspect of the conference please contact: Fi Coyle: fiona.coyle@heanet.ie / +353 1 6609040