back to article Rockport’s Torus prises open hyperscale network lockjaw costs

Hyperscale IT is threatened by suicidally expensive networking costs. As node counts head into the thousands and tens of thousands, network infrastructure costs rocket upwards because a combination of individual node connections, network complexity, and bandwidth in a traditional (leaf-and-spine) design has a toxic effect on …

  1. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

    Isn't "toroidal doughnut" a tautology?

  2. DCEdinburgh

    Has this article missed microservices networking ?

    Surely the argument presented here has missed the fact that microservices based software networking e.g. CISCO ACI or VMware NSX provides virtual switching, routing and Firewalling etc which reduces the need for excessive networking tin in racks. Without this the costly networking figures presented in the article are inflated and non representative.

    1. jpwarren

      Re: Has this article missed microservices networking ?

      The article is specifically talking about interconnection of Ethernet capable kinetic drives, which are physical devices, not VMs.

      Also microservices != network function virtualisation.

  3. jpwarren

    Is this FDDI rings all over again?

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Recycled Press Release?


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