Vyatta Trash Talk
The open-source router company came out with a pair of releases this morning. One described how Vyatta's software whupped Cisco's 7200 router in a Tolly Group test. Another notes that Vyatta can run 10 Gbit/s Ethernet thanks to a Neterion Inc. card. (See Vyatta Scales Up.)
You'll recall that Vyatta offers open-source router code that turns a plain old PC (or quad-core IBM server, in the cases above) into a router.
"We're bringing Moore's Law economics into networking, and Cisco's still working on OPEC economics," says Vyatta CEO Kelly Herrell. I think he's said that before, but $4-a-gallon gas makes it even more of an insult.
The Tolly test is a sequel to a 1-Gbit/s comparison last year that pitted Vyatta against a 2800-series router.
The 10-Gbit/s announcement is a similar upgrade. Vyatta CEO Kelly Herrell fondly remembers being told he'd never get the box to run 1-Gbit/s due to the limitations of PCI. Obviously, Vyatta got around that.
Cisco still doesn't have to worry about Vyatta taking its lunch money, but Vyatta is starting to nibble into some of the more glamorous parts of the business.
— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading