Hedge 105: Johan Gustawsson and Changing Provider Architectures

Many service providers have the feeling that they “didn’t do anything wrong, but somehow we still lost.” How are providers reacting to the massive changes in the networking field, and how are they trying to regain their footing so they can move into the coming decades better positioned to compete? Join Johan Gustawsson, Tom Ammon, and Russ White as we discuss the impact of merchant silicon and changing applications on the architecture of service providers.


You can read Johan’s post on this topic here.


  1. kon on 23 October 2021 at 10:05 am

    (honest question) Big chassis are bad we say for almost 10 years now…but i wonder what these guys are trying to do in 2021:


    Their smallest unit is a single rack of metal. Not just router blades of course but still specialized hardware and software instead of general purpose hw with their software on top

    Perhaps the end of Moore’s law calls for specialized hardware?