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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.
March 14, 2019
Facebook launches the power-saving Minipack switching platform, and Arista unveils the 7368X4 for hyperscalers at the OCP 2019 Global Summit.
February 13, 2019
SnapRoute has introduced a network operating system for cloud environments. The cloud NOS, called Cloud Native Network OS, uses Kubernetes for network orchestration.
December 21, 2018
The 100 GbE switch market is shifting away from webscale data center operators, as Arista and Cisco benefit from large enterprises buying more of the faster ports to replace 40 GbE.
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