back to article Oracle finds a port in the SDN/NFV storm with two new ethernet switches

Who said Ethernet was dull? Oracle certainly doesn't: it's floated a couple of switches down the slipway and off into the oceans of the data centre. It's nearly refreshing to have something as vanilla as an Ethernet switch, sorry two Ethernet switches, announced among all the foam emitted by aspirant supplanters of the handful …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Thew wonders of marketing

    The spec sheets tell me that these are traditional switches with an "industry-standard [command line interface]" — just faster and maybe more cost-effective than what went before. The only breath of a mention of SDN is a sidebar saying that they are "built for cloud-enabled software-defined data centers"; any reference to OpenStack is notable only by its absence. So, if you're looking for switches that do SDN natively, there's nothing to see here.

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