What’s Preventing Disaggregation in Networking?

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It’s a common adage that whitebox and disaggregated networking will never supplant traditional OEM vendors who offer tightly coupled hardware and software. This folklore states that uptime, reliability, and SLAs can only be delivered with a network appliance and a tightly coupled hardware/software stack. It’s believed that disaggregation makes the system less reliable, more complex, harder to manage, and will end up costing nearly the same or sometimes more than traditional offerings.  

Source: Network Computing

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