100G - Whitebox

Jérôme Nicolle jerome at ceriz.fr
Mon Aug 21 12:40:23 UTC 2017

Hello Mike,

Le 20/08/2017 à 17:45, Mike Hammett a écrit :
> Looking at cost effective options brings us to whitebox switches. Obviously there's a wide range of hardware vendors and there are a few OSes available as well. Cumulus seems to be the market leader, while IPinFusion seems to be the most feature-rich. 

You may want to take a look at this paper before choosing your NOS :


This described an OpenFlow SDN approach to dumb-down whitebox switches
as to fully avoid broadcast traffic, while performing as well as a
complex VPLS fabric.

This design is operating consistently on the Toulouse Internet Exchange
since 2015 using Pica8's gear.

So maybe a CLI and feature-full NOS will better suit your needs, but for
an IXP, the programmatic approach has demonstrated to be working just fine.

Best regards,

Jérôme Nicolle
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