Facebook evaluates SDN switch options for data centers

08/13/2013 | EE Times

Facebook says it's evaluating software-defined-network switch options and is preparing a system with an Intel Atom-run SoC in a quest for greater data-center efficiency and simpler management. "We want something that behaves much like a computer server with a BIOS that on boot-up that looks for an executable operating system so you can load up whatever you want," said Najam Ahmad, Facebook's director of network engineering.

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