Separate reports from Synergy Research and 650 Group pegged the market at between $44 billion and $49 billion last year.
The disaggregation push of its service provider OS includes support for routers using off-the-shelf silicon, but device support is limited to “a curated set of third-party devices.”
The platform originally was part of its Terragraph wireless backhaul network.
Brocade is "the one who knocks" ... or so the company is saying, as it narrows its focus down to the data center, betting that its Ethernet fabric and Vyatta virtual router can be part of a new network architecture.
... But let's face it, that's how it's going to be deployed at first. Cisco has grand visions for the NCS platform as a new type of network core, but the convergence, the programmability, and the new architecture will all take time to gain...
The new NCS product line is more than Cisco's next huge router. It's part of an SDN/NFV strategy where services from Layers 1 through 7 can be provisioned and chained on the fly — all housed in Cisco routers, of course. The resulting 'Evolved...