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August 27, 2015
HP introduced two Altoline open switches that increase the company's portfolio of alternatives to Cisco's proprietary hardware.
June 18, 2015
AT&T and other carriers tell attendees at the Open Networking Summit they're committed to moving to open SDN. Google unveils Jupiter SDN platform at ONS.
March 04, 2015
CSP products introduced at the Mobile World Congress included cloud-based analytics from Cisco and virtualized networking technology from VMware.
February 10, 2015
Cisco plans to add an industry standard controller to the Nexus 9000 to give customers the option of using the switch for large-scale SDN deployments utilized by carriers and cloud service providers.
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