Networking

The Network Gear Economy Is Becoming Commoditized

People attending Amazon Web Services’ re:Invent conference in Las Vegas finish their dinners early so they can return to the main stage, just to hear the company’s celebrated VP and distinguished engineer, James Hamilton, spew ideas in what would be a stream-of-consciousness monologue were it not for the presence of… Read More

54-Terabit Submarine Cable Linking Asian Nations Goes Live

There would be a ribbon-cutting ceremony, except you’d need scuba divers:  One of the world’s most ambitious optical network connection projects is now officially complete, and beginning the process of opening itself up for business.  Japan’s NTT Communications, representing a partnership of major telcos in nine Asian countries, announced this… Read More

Mellanox Open-Sources Its Network Processor Platform

In a move designed to seed a new ecosystem around its line of NPS line of network processor units (NPU), including its 400 Gbps NPS-400 model, Mellanox Technologies on Wednesday announced its launch of an open source initiative, and the release of an SDK, called OpenNPU.  After wallowing in the… Read More

Not Really a Bro-mance: Broadcom Wanted Brocade’s FC Storage

The Brocade DCX-4S Backbone, which is launching today.

When Brocade Communications completed its acquisition of municipal Wi-Fi provider Ruckus Wireless last May, it informed investors that the deal would create a new kind of pure-play networking company.  That seemed to be what the networking technology market wanted… up until this morning, when networking IP giant Broadcom Limited announced… Read More

Equinix Begins Trials of Facebook’s White Box Transponders

Facebook's and Equinix' Voyager open source network router.

The first tests of a promising new technology in the U.S. based on Facebook’s open source switches, gets under way with the colocation leader in charge. In a sign of how far the Open Compute Project’s communications offshoot, the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), has evolved since its formation just last February,… Read More

Cisco Advances CliQr’s Tech for Automation

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Four months after its acquisition of data center automation platform maker CliQr, Cisco is making the strongest case yet for a hyperscale automation system that blurs the boundaries between clouds and customer premises, and renders opaque the containment mechanisms for workloads. “The old world for our customers, for your business,… Read More

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