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Pete Baldwin
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12/5/2012 | 5:25:35 PM
re: Oracle Gets More Virtual by Buying Xsigo


Xsigo claims to have 300 customers including some service providers -- BT, Verizon, the former Qwest. They're probably using it in clouds and for their internal networks.


Interesting to see Oracle get more involved in networking. Big changes are afoot.

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12/5/2012 | 5:25:34 PM
re: Oracle Gets More Virtual by Buying Xsigo


So Juniper had invested - I wonder if this means there will be some sort of tie-up between Oracle and Juniper post-acquisition?

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12/5/2012 | 5:25:33 PM
re: Oracle Gets More Virtual by Buying Xsigo


So it looks like Oracle is doubling down on Infiniband. They already own 10% of Mellanox.


Maybe this is what was behind last week's rumors that Mellanox turned down a $6B offer from "IBM and/or ORCL".


I wonder if Xsigo was "Plan B", or the rumor mongers incorrectly translated "Oracle is buying an Infiniband vendor" to "Oracle is buying Mellanox"?


 

Bob Saccamano
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12/5/2012 | 5:25:31 PM
re: Oracle Gets More Virtual by Buying Xsigo


Tie up between Oracle and Juniper?  Won't this make Oracle a competitor to QFabric?  I'm not following the model you have in mind.

Pete Baldwin
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12/5/2012 | 5:25:31 PM
re: Oracle Gets More Virtual by Buying Xsigo


> I wonder if Xsigo was "Plan B", or the rumor mongers incorrectly translated "Oracle is buying an Infiniband vendor" to "Oracle is buying Mellanox"?


That's a good question. I hadn't seen the Oracle/Mellanox rumor.


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12/5/2012 | 5:25:30 PM
re: Oracle Gets More Virtual by Buying Xsigo


Hi Bob


I didn't have a model in mind - I was thinking out loud, just asking a question because Juniper clearly saw something in Xsigo that it liked/wanted to manage/track. 


Your post raises some interesting points!


Tks


Ray

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12/5/2012 | 5:25:29 PM
re: Oracle Gets More Virtual by Buying Xsigo


It's interesting because it gives Xsigo some clout where they didn't have any before because of being such a small company.   They also went the route of adopting 10GE as a fabric option along with Infiniband which was probably a smart move.   We are starting to see 40GE NICs where Infiband starts losing its benefits even at 56Gbps.  


It's a nice solution because it gives Cisco UCS type control over virtual adapters/etc. without being tied to one server/network vendor (until actual standards are supported).  


Their density is still an issue imho and they have no solution for 10GBaseT.  

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12/5/2012 | 5:25:20 PM
re: Oracle Gets More Virtual by Buying Xsigo


This is an interesting buy. The technology may not be a big differentiator in the long term but the key is whether Oracle can use the team to develop newer high speed interconnects. If a competitive product based on Ethernet/TRILL/IP/MPLS/... one of the more typical networking encaps is made this could provide some headaches to the likes of Cisco and Juniper.


Calling this SDN is probably just hype.

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12/5/2012 | 5:22:55 PM
re: Oracle Gets More Virtual by Buying Xsigo


"Juniper clearly saw something in Xsigo that it liked/wanted to manage/track."


Keep in mind that the Xsigo founders were previously at Juniper:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X...


 



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