Is Networking a Commodity?

Is networking becoming a commodity? Do we all need to worry about losing our jobs as network engineers because no-one cares about how a commodity is created or provided? Maybe it is time to take a second look at the commodity craze.

this video was crossposted at Network Computing


  1. Gaso on 11 January 2018 at 1:43 pm

    As always another great video Russ.

    Networking Engineer will always be necessary, because everything is becoming more connected and someone must design it with proper engineering.

    It happens that the buzz about abstracting everything creates the ilusion that the network is becoming a commodity and easy to manage but that’s not true.

    Keep up with the good work.

  2. DEEPAK ARORA on 16 January 2018 at 6:43 am

    Hi Russ,

    What’s your thoughts on how Network Design itself can be Automated and validated. Also from Intent based Networking at some stage Network should re-look into itself and adjust to meet design goals or best practices or alternatively suggest the design itself in green field situation for example. APSTRA seems to be moving into this direction.

    Evil CCIE