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Facebook super-sizes its open networking switch

Stephen Lawson | Feb. 12, 2015
Facebook is taking its crusade for open networking to a broader battlefield, using its 16-port "Wedge" switch design as the basis of a new modular platform that can link together racks of servers across a data center.

Both the Wedge and the 6-pack are being tested with production traffic in Facebook data centers. The company had hoped to release the Wedge through OCP by the end of last year. It's still verifying the technology and plans to release it in the near future, Corddry said. The 6-pack is expected to be released within a matter of months


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