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^Eagle^
^Eagle^
12/5/2012 | 5:22:57 PM
re: Cisco's Insieme Building Massively Scalable Switch


I have been waiting for a switch like this to emerge for some time.  Interesting that it is going to emerge from Cisco (apparently first).... wonder what Arista is doing for this space?  likewise Juniper and others.  


depending on features, this could be a killer platform in some key applications.


Curious minds want to know more.


sailboat

desiEngineer
desiEngineer
12/5/2012 | 5:22:56 PM
re: Cisco's Insieme Building Massively Scalable Switch


From Webster


jibe: to shift suddenly and forcibly from one side to the other —used of afore-and-aft sail


jive: to move along rhythmically


I tried to pick the most appropriate meanings out of the options given by Webster.  "Jibe" didn't jive with the sentence.



-just sayin'


Pete Baldwin
Pete Baldwin
12/5/2012 | 5:22:56 PM
re: Cisco's Insieme Building Massively Scalable Switch


Point taken, but my Merriam-Webster says:


jibe -- to be in accord: Agree

myhui
myhui
12/5/2012 | 5:22:55 PM
re: Cisco's Insieme Building Massively Scalable Switch


Maybe this will be the first switch to use optical interconnect between circuit boards?

desiEngineer
desiEngineer
12/5/2012 | 5:22:55 PM
re: Cisco's Insieme Building Massively Scalable Switch


Hmm.  You're right - I should have looked at the intransitive verb since you did use it as such.  It's weird because jibe just sounds so wrong compared to jive.  Thanks for the tip.


-desi

BigBro
BigBro
12/5/2012 | 5:22:50 PM
re: Cisco's Insieme Building Massively Scalable Switch


This should not be a surprise to anyone. The whole "Insieme is an SDN play" shpiel is a smokescreen.


Consider the people behind Insieme, and their track record: Crescendo, Andiamo, Nuova were all switching companies, each with their own little twist, and the guys running the show are hardware guys.


The Insieme guys are building the platform that will replace the Cat6k and the Nexus 7000, but if Cisco were to say this in public, they would admit that the Nexus 7000 is a dead-end platform, and that they can't build the next-gen switch internally.


Would you want to be the guy to deliver that message to customers, shareholders, and the Nexus 7000 team? Me neither.


Instead, they cherry-pick their buddies, form an "SDN spin-in", and do what they do best: build switch hardware, and slap software (NX-OS, from the looks of it) on it.


By the way, Insieme now has a website: www.insiemenetworks.com


 

Soupafly
Soupafly
12/5/2012 | 5:22:48 PM
re: Cisco's Insieme Building Massively Scalable Switch


Am with bigbro on this one. Out of the posts his reads the most plausible.


I also wouldnt rule out Cisco having other SDN interests, I mean can you imagine them investing in more than 1 thing at a time? Its a shock I know.... :-)

patentchoi
patentchoi
12/5/2012 | 5:22:08 PM
re: Cisco's Insieme Building Massively Scalable Switch


Given the likely terms of the the spin-in from Cisco's this would not be surprising.


 


Hard to imagine Cisco being truly innovative in this space.



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