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Vyatta 10 Gigabit Open Router Throws Down Gauntlet for Cisco

Apr 04, 2008, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pam Derringer)

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"Vyatta Inc., an upstart open networking company vying to take on mighty Cisco Systems Inc., reported recently that its beta version 4 router software achieved a 10 gigabit (Gbit) throughput, nearly 10 times the scalability of version 3, qualifying it for mission-critical applications, according to CEO Kelly Herrell. The test was performed on an IBM's X3550 server and a Neterion Xframe E 10 gigabit Ethernet card using open standard hardware.

"Due for release in the next few months, version 4 will be powerful enough for use in data centers and wide area network (WAN) deployments, and offer twice the expansion capacity of the Cisco 7200 router series at a quarter of the cost, Herrell said. The independent Tolly Report quantified the difference as a tenfold price-to-performance advantage for Vyatta..."

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