The Linux Foundation launched DENT to support the creation of network OS for disaggregated network switches in campus, distributed enterprise and remote locations.
Networking solutions, generally, are customized for vertical markets and use cases, and use closed operating systems to enable workloads on a network switch. This, however, locks users into hardware and software from specific vendors. The industry is migrating toward disaggregation, opting for open, standardized network architecture.
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