Already working on an open-source data center switch project that will enable hardware competing...


Already working on an open-source data center switch project that will enable hardware competing with Cisco's (CSCO) Nexus switches, Facebook is now developing a networking fabric it claims will improve app deployment times and remove bottlenecks caused by traditional solutions (whether using Cisco or rival hardware), and also allow for easier management. The project revolves around creating a "flat" architecture in which rack size and connections are uniform. Software-defined networking startups such as Big Switch are also trying to overhaul how data center networks are built, with an eye towards enabling commodity hardware.
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  • thatsthetruthofit
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    Whats the point? These switches are commercially available and already in production. SDN enabled and openflow built in. Many come with lifetime warranty. It cant be more cost effective to design and build your own network gear from scratch. Check the latest gartner for the firms leading the market toward this type of network functionality. You guys are paying too much for yor IT and in the end you have a custom higher cost environment than your peers.
    21 Jun 2013, 07:58 PM Reply Like
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