Thanks to journalist Ian Grant I had the pleasure of attending one of the best overviews of this rather technical subject. As a blogger Ian publishes Br0ken Teleph0n3 which is about the delivery of broadband to rural areas. Hence his interest in software defined networks. (SDNs).
He’s offering ‘framework for solutions’ via the Open Network Foundation the he co-founded.
From my perspective, the gist lies in
- the power of the Forwarding Rules – without observability and controllability
- the power of the two companies who determine these ‘millions’ of rules: Google and Microsoft
- the ‘To Be Determined’ element in this slide.
For that’s where my numerical metadata can play a major role.
But I shall continue to be patient until it feels right how I ‘come out’ with this generic solution.