- Progress is impressive, but still very much a "speeds and feeds" game. Density is ever more important in the "flat network" era. Overall, the big differentiation is on the HDN not SDN.
- When it comes to SDN, OpenFlow and OpenStack are important part of their story
- HP finally has a virtual switch story with its 5900v after Cisco Nexus 1000V and IBM 5000v roll-out. This is about 4-5 years behind the first mover.
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. "The 7500E is a 30Tbps, 14 billion packets/sec non-blocking switch housed in the same 11 RU chassis as the 7500. Densities per chassis are 1,152 10G, 288 40G or 96 100G Ethernet."
. $10k for each 100G!
. "HP also unveiled a virtual switch to run under server hypervisors. The FlexFabric Virtual Switch 5900v supports the IEEE's Ethernet Virtual Bridging -- a.k.a. "VEPA" -- standard for offloading some switching capabilities from the server to a physical switch. The 5900v is optimized for VMware environments and supports mobility and management of network policies for virtual machines
configured through VMware hypervisors."
. FlexFabric 5,900 ToR, added VEPA
. FlexFabric 11,908 aggregation switch, 64 40G, OF1.3, 768 10G and
256 40G, TRILL/SPB
. FlexFabric 12,900 core
. vRouter from Vyatte and OpenStack Plug-in
. EX9200 based on MX technology/asic, Juniper's 40/100G play (likely will limit Juniper's QFabric data center switch to 10G-only)
. Separately they announced JunosV based on Contrail technology, leveraging XMPP. Juniper is pushing XMPP into Open Daylight as well.
Cisco's Insieme Business Unit (no public announcement yet):
. a fixed 36x40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) device;
. a modular devices supporting 288 40G;
. a modular devices supporting 576 40G;
. a SND controller supporting those fabric switches