Departures at Dell; Docker's latest conquest; ONOS appoints a community manager
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A new spin on the white box turns it into a host for SDN/NFV functions.
Broadcom leads in Ethernet switches, and Intel leads in processors. Now Cavium can better match up against both of them, with the pending acquisition of startup Xpliant.
Everyone seems to be producing an ARM 64-bit chip these days, and Cavium, which announced its ARM plans in 2012, is no exception. But Cavium claims its advantage is in optimizing its ThunderX chips for specific data-center tasks.
With its new Layerscape chips, Freescale is trying to make a system-on-chip friendly enough for software people. The goal was to abstract the network, much in the way that SDN itself does.
A busy week in SDN and NFV, thanks to the Open Networking Summit. In addition to Infonetics' analysis of a slow Q4 for routers and switches, we have items from Coho Data, CPLane, Freescale, Infinera, Netronome, NTT Communications, Pluribus, and...
A departure in the Marvell family; Egenera finds the SDN world waking up to Microsoft; Freescale open-sources a controller; and OpenDaylight adds members and contemplates what comes after Hydrogen.
While we were at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress, there were apparently things happening in other places — of all the nerve. We present news from the processor and storage fronts, more detail about what Cyan did, and a quick VMware update.
Communications processors have some of the features crucial to NFV, but they will need to add some improvements if NFV is to truly succeed