Facebook offering network switches?

Facebook offering network switches?

Well, maybe not Facebook, itself, but with the community it has spawned. The news is sparking again with SDN buzz, as Facebook’s OCP project (Open Compute Project) has signed up a network hardware manufacturer to build and sell the ‘Wedge’, as Facebook calls it. The Wedge started as a design idea built on an open-source community to build and weave different pieces of hardware to accomplish a task. It could be a web server, or, as you may have guessed, a network switch, with SDN being a core-concept in it’s use. As such, specific software-defined interfaces are built into the design. On December 3, 2014, Juniper announced it’s plans for...

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