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December 17, 2020
Cloud providers and enterprise cloud makers have dramatically changed the global switch market, dampening traditional networking gear's importance in the modern data center.
November 05, 2020
Companies could install and manage the business application server remotely. The product would be small enough to mount on a wall and use open source Sonic for networking.
May 14, 2020
Problems with Microsoft Sonic include a lack of management tools, weak support from hardware vendors and a steep learning curve for engineers, companies said at the OCP Virtual Summit.
May 07, 2020
Nvidia's recent acquisition of Cumulus Networks and Mellanox provide the components for building systems to power future AI applications.
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