Art Fewell

Art Fewell has worked in the networking industry for over 15 years -- mostly as an engineer -- at such companies as SBC Communications, Nortel, Cisco and Dell. He currently works as the Technical Marketing Manager for OpenDaylight at The Linux Foundation. All Opinions are his own.


Big Switch Networks CTO Rob Sherwood on SDN in 2015: The Time is now

Big Switch Networks CTO Rob Sherwood on SDN in 2015: The Time is now

Big Switch Networks CTO Rob Sherwood touts the maturity and ease-of-use of Big Switch SDN solutions, the power of open switching platforms, docker, overlays and more

OpenStack Board Member Rob Hirschfeld on the impact of DevOps, SDN, Docker & more

Listen as RackN CEO and Crowbar Co-Founder Rob Hirschfeld shares his thoughts on hot topics for OpenStack in 2015.

Cumulus Networks CEO JR Rivers on what's hot for Open Computing in 2015

Cumulus Networks CEO JR Rivers shares his thoughts on Open Infrastructure, the Internet of Things, and what's hot for 2015.

Open Networking: The Whale that swallowed SDN

SDN and networking conversations today have become overloaded with hype. The future is no longer just about one approach to SDN but has become much bigger. Welcome to the Open Networking Revolution.

A response to Padma Warrior's "Limitations of a Software-Only Approach to Data Center Networking"

Well, the cat is finally out of the bag. VMware's Billion dollar acquisition of Nicira last year signaled that all is not well between these two industry titans. And with the formal launch of NSX at VMworld, it has now become clear...

The Battle for the Hypervisor Switch and the Future of the Network Edge

Over the past 15 years the computing industry has been revolutionized by the hypervisor as virtualization technology has grown to become nearly ubiquitous in enterprise server deployments. While the hypervisor was focused on...

Concentric Waves of Creative Destruction: Why OPEN is the answer

This post is the first in a two-part series that will highlight some notable progress in business and ecosystem disruptions reported at recent Open Summits. This first part will focus on laying some groundwork and background...

Breaking down VMware's talk at the Open Networking Summit

An interesting occurrence at this year’s Open Networking Summit was around the definition of Software-defined networking (SDN). At the opening session, ONS chair Guru Parulkar highlighted something he called "SDN washing" – which is...

Goodbye SDN Controller, Hello Infrastructure Controller: Creating a Hardware Abstraction Layer for the Cloud

Martin Casado & team have been making waves in the SDN community lately - this time talking about the evolving demands that cloud software is placing on infrastructure. Nicira's recent proposal for the Open vSwitch Database...

The Spirit of Innovation

As I pause to reflect on both the past and coming years, I find it important to find the source of my inspiration, what keeps me going every day. I wrote this essay a few years back and I still draw a lot of inspiration from it. I...

All I want for Christmas is BYOD

Last week was my birthday, and it caused me to realize no matter how much money I wanted to spend, I couldn't get what I really wanted. And this year in particular, this has been a tough pill to swallow. Finally, some new tablets are...

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