Network Planning and Design News
December 27, 2016
Cisco's push into SDN concerns network operators who see the Cisco software strategy as de-emphasizing traditional hardware.
December 05, 2016
Amazon Snowball Edge, a server-like IoT device, could eventually pose a threat to server and networking vendors, which are already losing business to the public cloud provider.
November 11, 2016
Facebook has completed its open source 100 Gb data center pod. The technology for hyperscale data centers includes a second-generation modular switching platform called Backpack.
October 20, 2016
The latest version of the Facebook Wedge switch raises the hardware's throughput to 100 Gbps. But the networking gear remains a non-enterprise technology.
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