The following is a “paper review” of Project Calico following a recent briefing. I’ve conducted a short review of the technology and business issues around the product and conclude that its unlikely to be competitive with Docker libnetwork that was announced a few weeks back or existing SDN Solutions in the market today.
Takeaway – Corsa Networks is focussed on provided a hardware data plane for SDN WAN use cases.
For the last 20 years, a “silicon moat” that has protected Cisco and other networking vendors from market competition. Arista was one of the first startups to embrace merchant silicon,open source software and a modern software development methodology to focus on core value like reliability and features.
HP Discover is happening this week and have three announcements that I’m summarising here. They are Virtual Cloud Network (VCN), FlexFabric 7900 switch and a supporting package of consulting to implement cloud in your organisation.