Thursday, February 12, 2015

Facebook Takes Its Hardware Designs to a Giant Scale - NYTimes.com

Networking hardware demonetized?

"Facebook on Wednesday released as an open source project its design for a networking device that it says will coordinates the actions of hundreds of thousands of servers in Facebook’s data centers.

The machine, which relies primarily on off-the-shelf components and sophisticated software, has a design that Facebook says will add speed and efficiency to most commercial computer centers.

It also adds new, and free, competition for companies like Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks and Arista Networks, which are among the more notable makers of commercial networking equipment."
Facebook Takes Its Hardware Designs to a Giant Scale - NYTimes.com
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