Is Networking Becoming a Commodity?

In this video, Russ White looks at the future for network engineers as routers and switches become commodities.

Russ White

January 31, 2018

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Lots of networking gear today uses merchant silicon. With the rise of open-source network operating systems and routing software, it seems that network software is also becoming a commodity. Where does that leave the network engineer? In this Rule 11 Tech video, networking expert Russ White discusses the concept of commoditization, how it applies to networking, and what network engineers should do to remain relevant.

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Russ White

Russ WhiteArchitect, LinkedIn

Russ White is an architect a LinkedIn who writes regularly here and at 'net Work. Russ is CCIE #2635, CCDE 2007:001, is a Cisco Certified Architect, and has earned an MSIT from Capella University and an MACM from Shepherds Theological Seminary. He is currently working towards a PhD in philosophy at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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