Marvell announced its 400 Gb/s silicon for edge data centers, Netronome unveiled new SmartNICs for hyperscalers, and Stordis launched two bare-metal switches powered by programmable Barefoot Tofino ASICs.
Network virtualization has primarily focused on software. But now there’s interest in the lower layers of the network: commodity hardware and the silicon that drives the hardware.
Both companies were focused on infrastructure, and yet there was very little overlap in their product lines.
When Marvell acquired Cavium a couple months ago, it “had to make decisions." Marvell decided to focus all our efforts on its Prestera switching chip line.
The goal is to create an “information solutions” powerhouse.
It follows reports that Broadcom is planning an unsolicited bid for chipmaker Qualcomm.
The device is compliant with the OPNFV Pharos specification.
Cumulus releases Cumulus Linux 3.0
OpenSwitch really is different from Cumulus and Microsoft SONiC.
Amazon Web Services could be worth $160B; Dell to sell $10B in non-core assets to pay for EMC.
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.
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.