Pica8 - Open Source Cloud Switch

Brandon Kim brandon.kim at brandontek.com
Mon Oct 18 09:58:05 CDT 2010


Has our industry ever really fundamentally defined what is "cloud computing"?????

Even though "MPLS" is sort of a buzzword too, we can define it, how it works, it's protocol and such...

But cloud computing?



> Subject: RE: Pica8 - Open Source Cloud Switch
> Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 08:26:29 -0600
> From: MatlockK at exempla.org
> To: nick at foobar.org; brandon.kim at brandontek.com
> CC: nanog at nanog.org
> 
> Because 'cloud computing' is the latest buzzword, and their marketing
> department thought that by attaching that buzzword to it, that would
> increase sales? :)
> 
> Nevermind that clouds contain nothing but vapor.....
> 
> Ken Matlock
> Network Analyst
> Exempla Healthcare
> (303) 467-4671
> matlockk at exempla.org
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nick Hilliard [mailto:nick at foobar.org] 
> Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 8:14 AM
> To: Brandon Kim
> Cc: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: Pica8 - Open Source Cloud Switch
> 
> On 18/10/2010 14:27, Brandon Kim wrote:
> > Good question Nick, what is a cloud switch? Is this like VSS in cisco
> > where you have  a virtual chassis?
> 
> The vss is virtual management software for a virtual switch.  This box 
> looks like a piece of hardware that you can plug things into, so I'm
> just 
> wondering what makes this a cloud switch and some other piece of kit not
> a 
> cloud switch.
> 
> Nick
> 
 		 	   		  


More information about the NANOG mailing list