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Startup: DreamHost Spins Out Akanda NFV Platform – More Networking Abstraction Happening

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The short version of this post is that DreamHost is spinning out a new entity to commercialize a networking tool it built for its own use.

The longer version is more interesting and speaks to some big changes in the networking world as customers and vendors start to see the parallels between what server virtualization did for compute, and what Software Defined Networking (SDN) can deliver for the networking world. If you’re a traditional networking vendor like Cisco or Juniper, this scares you to your core. Your once cozy view of the world, full of tightly coupled and proprietary software/hardware stacks, is no longer. If you’re a new startup, an organization with a big networking requirement, or someone who simply likes to watch disruption happen, this is a cool time to be in the industry.

Read the entire article here, Startup: DreamHost Spins Out Akanda NFV Platform–More Networking Abstraction Happening

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