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  • Facebook networking chief: No more secret ASIC commands

    Facebook's head of network operations has great expectations for software defined networking (SDN), though he may not be relying on commercial hardware vendors to bring SDN to the social networking giant's own infrastructure.

    Written by Joab Jackson04 Oct. 13 20:53
  • Facebook designing network fabric to meet massive performance needs

    With more than a billion monthly active users, it's easy to imagine that most of the data travelling over Facebook's networks is delivering photos, status updates and "likes" to its end users, but that's far from the case.

    Written by James Niccolai20 June 13 00:17
  • Facebook-Led Open Compute Project Tackles Network Switches

    Speaking at Interop today, Open Compute Project Chairman and President Frank Frankovsky announces plans for a new open source project to develop a specification and a reference box for an open, OS-agnostic switch.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud08 May 13 21:50
  • Facebook to design an open source switch

    As part of the Open Compute Project (OCP), Facebook's network engineering team is leading a project to develop an open source networking switch.

    Written by Joab Jackson08 May 13 20:57
  • Driven by 10G, Ethernet switches buck economic headwinds

    The Ethernet switch market eked out modest growth in 2012 against the backdrop of an uncertain global economy, underscored by weakness in Europe and lower public sector spending.

    Written by Jim Duffy04 March 13 23:42
  • Linaro extends Linux ARM to networking gear

    Hoping to extend Linux's reach to ARM-based networking equipment, the not-for-profit engineering group Linaro has launched an initiative to develop code to run routers, switches and other networking equipment.

    Written by Joab Jackson20 Feb. 13 17:37
  • NEC rolls out OpenFlow for Microsoft Hyper-V

    NEC this week unveiled a virtual switch for Microsoft's Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V hypervisor which is designed to bring OpenFlow-based software-defined networking and network virtualization to those Microsoft environments.

    Written by Jim Duffy22 Jan. 13 18:57
  • HP works with telcos to sell LANs on a pay-per-use basis

    Hewlett-Packard will allow enterprises to pay for managed LAN offerings based on usage, in much the same way they pay for cloud services, through a partnership with telecom service providers.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs12 Dec. 12 15:07
  • Mellanox extends InfiniBand across the campus

    Mellanox Technologies has introduced a new set of switches, the MetroX TX6000 series, that can stretch an InfiniBand connection across different buildings.

    Written by Joab Jackson15 Nov. 12 05:06
  • Arista again looks to buck Cisco, others in data center

    Arista Networks this week has rolled out four switches and enhanced software designed to address the scalability, resilience and density requirements of <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/supp/2009/ndc3/051809-cloud-faq.html">cloud computing</a>.

    Written by Jim Duffy16 Nov. 11 01:48