Today we announced Tapestry, a new tool to help you measure network complexity. This tool was developed as a collaboration between our CTO Stuart Bailey and Professor Robert Grossman of the University of Chicago, and is being released as open source. It should be available next month adn will be distributed through the FlowForwarding.org website.
“For the first time in the history of the networking industry, it is becoming clear that complexity rather than bandwidth is the barrier to network growth,” said Bailey. “Today, discussions about network complexity focus on the tangle of wires and boxes, rather than the relationship of business processes to an increasingly large, dynamic, and shared global IT infrastructure.
“The rapid change in network technology – including virtualization, cloud, big data and machine-to-machine communications – make it essential to look at a bigger picture,” Bailey continued. “We hope Tapestry and the ideas on which the NCI is built will start a vigorous conversation on the future of IT networks. Network complexity is a CIO-level issue that needs to be both quantified and understood.”
You can read the full press release on this announcement here.