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Information Week: Analysis: Is The World Ready For Open Source Networking?

Jul 31, 2006, 18:45 (3 Talkback[s])

"Open source networking has been around for years, but most businesses haven't bitten. Reliability and support are the main concerns. 'Open source code for those mission-critical infrastructure components would be dangerous,' says Jim Brown, CIO of nonprofit organization United Cerebral Palsy of New York City. In a recent survey by research firm TheInfoPro, fewer than 10% of businesses said they'll evaluate or use open source routing within the next year.

"Vyatta hopes to change that perception with last week's introduction of its Open Flexible Router, which transforms any x86 computer into a router. The software is free; Vyatta offers support for a fee..."

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