Peyton Koran, Director of Technical Engagement at Electronic Arts, delivered a great session on why network vendors are losing to open source and whitebox. His view is that network engineers need to embrace software engineering, be flexible.
- Vendors and VARs are no longer working to benefit of the customer but to benefit themselves with increased sales and services.
- Don’t need features
- Can’t wait for years standards or months for vendors to fix/update. Speed matters.
- Network spend in trending down because buying from VAR/vendors is just too hard.
While waiting for this video to be published, I recorded a Packet Pushers podcast with Peyton on similar topics. You can listen to it below.
Link: Show 365: You Can’t Do That In Enterprise Networks – Packet Pushers – http://packetpushers.net/podcast/podcasts/show-365-cant-enterprise-networks/