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Open source networking News
August 19, 2019
Companies are turning to open source network automation tools as less expensive, good-enough alternatives to Cisco ACI and VMware NSX.
May 02, 2019
The new Dell EMC SD-WAN Edge product includes hardware and support, as well as VMware's VeloCloud software.
April 23, 2019
Cumulus Networks has revamped Cumulus NetQ. The latest version of the network troubleshooting and change validation software is aimed at a larger segment of the enterprise market.
March 18, 2019
Facebook's two-year data center overhaul, discussed at OCP 2019, included two new switches: the Facebook-designed Minipack and the 7368X4 developed jointly with Arista.
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