What is Open Networking?
Open networking describes a new approach to networking that uses open standards and commodity hardware. In other words, open networking disaggregates the hardware and software and allows a computer system to be open in terms of component compatibility.
Nowadays more and more companies are switching to a future-proof open networking approach as they do not want to limit their network by a set of providers.
What are the benefits of Open Networking?
One of the key benefits of open networking is that it allows for greater flexibility in network operations.
Network administrators can spend less time doing routine tasks and more time analyzing large amounts of data from various sources to identify potential problems and better adapt their networks to changing business needs.
In addition, developers have been given easier access to low-level APIs. They now have lower barriers to entry when creating new ways of managing networks, leading to increased productivity and innovation across all areas.
Summing up, network administrators and engineers can benefit from having an extra level of choice when it comes to what hardware and software make up their network. They do not have to worry about relying on a single vendor. They have the freedom to choose any hardware and software to meet their specific needs.