More on Cisco's switch efforts: John Chambers recently affirmed Cisco's commitment to building...

|By:, SA News Editor

More on Cisco's switch efforts: John Chambers recently affirmed Cisco's commitment to building switches using proprietary chips. However, the rapid growth of startups such as Nicira and Arista Networks, whose switches pair some form of software-defined networking with chips from the likes of Broadcom (BRCM) and Marvell (MRVL), suggests Cisco needs to offer a rival solution.