Reply to post: Re: FB is in a position to build a homebrew switch

Facebook says vendor secrets forced it to homebrew switches

Bernard

Re: FB is in a position to build a homebrew switch

I'd say this kind of tech is sort of core for them in the sense that at this scale there isn't any service they can buy in that will do it better (granted that's not an orthodox definition, but I do think that tasks become non-core only when buying it in would work better than doing it yourself).

It could well be that if they get good at this stuff they think about spinning it off in an AWS way to other web scale brands. If they don't, their staff who perfect it will definitely leave and set themselves up to do this elsewhere.

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