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Plenty of companies are taking aim at Cisco's (CSCO) Nexus data center switch business. 1) H-P...
Plenty of companies are taking aim at Cisco's (CSCO) Nexus data center switch business. 1) H-P (HPQ) has updated its networking lineup to include a "virtual router" running on commodity hardware, to offload tasks handled by server virtualization software (Cisco also supports this), and to embrace software-defined networking. 2) Startup Arista has launched a high-density switch that (aided by FNSR optics) can handle 96 100G or 1152 10G ports in an 8-slot chassis. 3) Huawei has launched 16-slot switches that can handle 192 10G ports, and can be clustered. 4) Facebook's Open Compute Project is now working on a data center switch meant to handle virtually any software. Cisco is hoping to return fire via its Insieme unit (I, II).