Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Facebook Shares Optical Networking Technology Dubbed Voyager - WSJ

See An open approach for switching, routing, and transport (Facebook Code blog) for details

"Facebook Inc. has created a high-speed, long-distance networking system it plans to share with other companies, in the social network’s latest push to spur technological advances and drive down hardware prices.

The company, which has already shared designs for server systems and data switching gear, on Tuesday disclosed details of its first device designed to link geographically dispersed data centers using fiber-optic cables.

Facebook plans to encourage hardware companies to sell the device, dubbed Voyager, and other companies to write software to manage it."
Facebook Shares Optical Networking Technology Dubbed Voyager - WSJ
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