Network hardware and SDN News
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.
November 17, 2016
The latest Cisco earnings show a drop in overall revenue, as service providers spend less. Cisco blames lower sales on macroeconomics.
August 18, 2016
The latest Cisco layoffs are a result of customers moving to networking software and the cloud instead of the company's proprietary hardware.
June 14, 2016
Barefoot Networks emerges from stealth mode with a high-speed switch chip that makes packet processing programmable.
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It's tempting to get swept up in the hype around software-defined everything and cloud mania, but even in virtualized environments, networking hardware is still critical. Continue Reading
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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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