|[November 08, 2012]
Industry Visionary James Liao Declares Software Defined Networking Poised to Take Data Centers Into New Era of Agility and Cost Effectiveness
PALO ALTO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Speaking before a group of developer professionals today, Pica8 CEO and
Co-Founder James Liao said he believes the commoditization of networking
hardware has set the stage for the industry to drive value through
software defined networking (SDN).
Speaking as part of the "Tech Talk" lecture series at Hacker Dojo, a
non-profit community center comprised of developer professionals, Liao
said that he believes open, SDN solutions will help managers transition
data centers into more nimble, cost-effective infrastructures.
"Similar to the server world, the networking industry is increasingly
becoming commoditized. In response, data center managers are actively
exploring more open, hardwae-independent switching platforms that be
customized to be more responsive to changing conditions and less costly
to manage," said Liao.
When pressed on how he thought the industry should respond, Liao replied
that true SDN approaches were needed.
"I believe the market is receptive to decoupling the software from the
hardware and in essence making an app out of network switching," said
Liao. "This is going to happen fast because when you leverage low-cost
hardware with high-value-added software, you will see open platforms
that enable innovation, create a migration path to SDN and solve real
About Pica8, Inc.
Pica8 is fulfilling the promise of true software defined networking
(SDN) by providing the world's first open, hardware-independent
switching operating system. Pica8's solutions completely transform the
data center by decoupling hardware from software. This new approach
provides greater flexibility and adaptability, all while driving down
implementation- and management-related costs of cloud and virtualized
applications. For more information, visit www.pica8.com.
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