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Arista News – Lots of Good and Not-so-good News
Whitebox reaches 7% of switch revenue – Delloro
White Box / Bare Metal Switching Reaches 7% of Data Center Revenue in 2014
Nebula is Closing Down
- commercial OpenStack distribution
- competing with Cisco, HP, Redhat, EMC with deep pockets
- OpenStack is still immature, as I’ve said before – 5 to 10 year strategy (just like VMware)
At the same time, we are deeply disappointed that the market will likely take another several years to mature. As a venture backed start up, we did not have the resources to wait.
Microsoft Forced to Adopt ODF format
In 2014, Microsoft went against the government’s request to support ODF, claiming its own XML format was more heavily adopted. The UK government refutes the claim, stating that ODF allows users to not be boxed into one ecosystem.
Juniper & VMware Back Off from OpenDaylight
Both companies’ logos have been removed from the membership page on the OpenDaylight site as of today. And while the OpenDaylight Project isn’t explicitly saying Juniper and VMware are gone, it’s clear that the vendors’ interest in OpenDaylight has waned.
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Embrane
Today, Cisco is pleased to announce its intent to acquire Embrane, a provider of a lifecycle management platform for application-centric network services.