This is the blog of Ronald Bartels that wanders on and off the subject of problem management (that is how it started), but it is best described by Ray who says this is Daddy's thoughts! Like the best music is from the Eighties and a wee dram helps in solving most inconveniences.
The restructuring of the networking division of System Integrators
In the past the networking division of a System Integrator sold hardware
first and software second. The majority of network switches at layer
two were developed using FPGAs with proprietary hardware with CPUs used
to develop layer three solutions. Any bundled software was poorly
architectured and typically served either as element management or some
type of network management. The basis of how it all works has been
around since the seventies. All the has happened is that networking has become more complex and simplicity is required.