Network hardware and SDN News
March 17, 2017
Tofino, a high-speed programmable chip that brings software-defined networking capabilities to the forwarding plane, aims to revolutionize the network.
January 20, 2017
Analysts are skeptical of networking supplier Cumulus's entry into the hardware business. The vendor is selling and supporting an Edgecore switch with the open Cumulus NOS.
December 27, 2016
Cisco's push into SDN concerns network operators who see the Cisco software strategy as de-emphasizing traditional hardware.
December 01, 2016
While some networking pros say white-box switching is the 'next big thing,' others argue that's a myth that needs busting. As usual, enterprises must consider the business case.
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To advance adoption, SDN has to meet high-speed networking demands. One solution may be the emerging concept of inverse virtualization for traffic processing. Continue Reading
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