Open Switching

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The networking industry is making a decisive move toward open switches. Much of the media’s attention is on mega-scale operators’ do-it-yourself switches such as Facebook’s Wedge, 6-Pack, and Backpack, or Google’s more secretive in-house switches. Analyst Alan Weckel of Dell’Oro Group made the interesting observation that if Google were counted as a switch vendor (with itself as its only customer), it would be the world’s second largest – surpassed only by Cisco. Read Moreā€¦