Take a Network Break! Cisco announced that it would allow third-party OSs to run on Nexus 9200 and 9300 switches, and let customers run NX-OS on other hardware. The company is also making its IOS-XR router OS available for “curated” third-party hardware.
AT&T announces a plan to deploy 60,000 whitebox routers as part of its 5G rollout, and its dNOS open network OS moves to the Linux Foundation. Juniper’s OpenContrail also joins the Linux Foundation and gets renamed Tungsten Fabric.
The P4 network programming language becomes an official project of the Open Networking Foundation, HPE buys Cape Networks for WLAN performance monitoring, Microsoft reorganizes the company, and Arista announces new 25 and 100GbE switches.
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ATT to deploy 60,000 white box routers – Network Builder Reports
OpenContrail is Now ‘Tungsten Fabric,’ Completes Move to The Linux Foundation – The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation Hosts ‘DANOS’ Project, a Unified Network Operating System – The Linux Foundation
Network Harmonization 2.0: Evolving Linux Foundation Networking – The Linux Foundation
Hewlett Packard Enterprise To Buy Privately-held Cape Networks – Markets Insider