Thursday, June 19, 2014

Facebook Makes Its Own Computer Networking Switch - NYTimes.com

Making the networking world safe for the Internet of Facebook things

"It could be a big deal, since a successful product like this could threaten the market control, and profit margins, of companies like Cisco, Hewlett-Packard and Arista Networks. Facebook built the product in modules and plans to make it available through open source by the end of this year. It could make networking, one of the last great arcane computer engineering disciplines, go mainstream.

“The bigger strategy here is to get computer networking out of the black box, black operations part of the world,” said Najam Ahmad, vice president of network engineering at Facebook. “We have tons of software engineers at Facebook, they can all work on network stuff now.”"
Facebook Makes Its Own Computer Networking Switch - NYTimes.com
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