"The actual manufacturer of the HP boxes, Accton Technology, has been making gear for HP for 20 years. The open-source software will be supplied by Cumulus Networks, which last year announced it would supply Dell with software for inexpensive networking boxes. The Cumulus relationship with HP is not exclusive, and HP could add more suppliers in the future.HP Targets Cisco and Facebook With New Line of Open-Source Networking Gear - NYTimes.com
HP “wants the software and service margins and to get rid of being in the hardware business,” said JR Rivers, chief executive and one of the founders of Cumulus. “You’ll see other networking providers get on board with this.”"
Friday, February 20, 2015
HP Targets Cisco and Facebook With New Line of Open-Source Networking Gear - NYTimes.com
HP => hardware passé?