"Strategically, Vyatta as a company aims to leverage commodity
x86-based hardware and open source software in order to compete on
cost-performance with the likes of Cisco, Nortel, and Juniper
Networks. The three year-old startup offers a free Community
version of its eponymous "Vyatta" software stack, as well as a
commercially supported "Subscription" version.
"Vyatta has previously offered complete hardware/software
systems, reselling its software pre-installed on Dell-branded
server class platforms. It quietly shipped its first branded
networking appliance, the small network-focused "514," in March of
this year. However, the Series 2500 appears to be Vyatta's first
branded hardware aimed at enterprise customers."