The Evolution of Open Networking to Automated, Intelligent Networks (Pam Baker,

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The 2018 Open Networking Summit is happening this week in Los Angeles. Just prior to opening day, we talked with John Zannos, Chief Revenue Officer at Inocybe, to get his view on the state of open networking and changes in the foreseeable future. Zannos, is on the governing board of the Linux Foundation Networking effort, and has formerly served on the OpenStack and on the Open-O boards.

Inocybe has been involved with OpenDaylight since the beginning. The company is one of the top five contributors, and its engineering team is involved in helping solve some of the toughest questions associated with SDN and OpenDaylight. For example, company engineers lead the community effort focused on solving the problems associated with clustering, security, and service function chaining.

Previously, Zannos ran Canonical’s cloud platform business and helped drive the NFV and SDN strategy within the company.  “I have seen the evolution of disaggregation, automation of open source in compute and we are seeing those same elements migrate to the network,” he said. “And, that’s what I thought we should talk about — how SDN and open networking are combining to deliver the promise of automated and intelligent networks.” Here are some insights Zannos shared with us.

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