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Another software-defined networking startup has been scarfed up before it got rolling very far on its own. In this case, network-acceleration and load-balancing juggernaut F5 Networks has acquired LineRate Systems, whose founders have spent the better part of the last decade figuring out how to shape traffic way up in the stack …

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  1. InITForTheMoney

    More likely will be a separate software appliance on Viprion

    It's much more likely that initially LROS would be provisioned as software virtual appliances on Viprion blades with an eventual merger of code bases.

    1. Roland6 Silver badge

      Re: More likely will be a separate software appliance on Viprion

      Agree, but longer term I expect F5 to explore the use of LROS as a replacement to Linux as the OS for Big-IP, as at first glance it could significantly improve the performance of existing Big-IP platforms.

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