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Infoblox’s Tapestry open-source tool sizes up network complexity

Network-automation firm Infoblox is releasing an open-source tool designed to generate an accurate picture of a network’s complexity.

The Tapestry tool, based on an equation devised by Infoblox founder and CTO Stuart Bailey and University of Chicago Professor Robert Grossman, is to be released next month as a free download from FlowForwarding.org, the open-source community that promotes software-defined networking (SDN) based on the OpenFlow protocol.