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On Friday, the New York Times reported that three of Cisco’s top engineers are exploring a switch designed specifically for data centers that use software-defined networking, which involves moving many traditional networking tasks off of expensive hardware and into software.

Interesting.... does this mean Cisco hardware would be worth less in the future as more generic severs could be used for networking?
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Sounds interesting, would you need a switch running an OS like Untangle that does all the network filtering duties?

Also, a source please rolleyes.gif
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This actually makes sense... instead of expensive managed switches... use dumb un-managed switches and control network via software. [if I got the gist of the article correctly]

http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/03/cisco-insiemi/
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