Most network engineers don’t spend a lot of time thinking about their supply chain—you must call your favorite vendor, order, and a few weeks later the hardware shows up on your loading dock. It’s not so simple any more. If you disaggregate, you need to manage your software and hardware supply chains separately. You need to think about security in your supply chain—is that software package backdoored? Moving to the cloud might seem to solve these problems, but they don’t. Even virtual networks have physical limits.
Listen in as Mike Bushong, Brooks Westbrook, Eyvonne Sharp, Tom Ammon, and Russ White discuss supply chain diversity and security.