""The ultra high end of the market will always be
silicon switching," Dave Roberts, vice president of strategy and
marketing at Vyatta told InternetNews.com. "The question is how far
can go with software."
"Vyatta develops software that can run on commodity hardware
powered by Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) or AMD (NYSE: AMD) processors.
Vyatta also offers its own hardware appliances that also use
general purpose Intel or AMD processors. Roberts argued that as
Intel and AMD push the envelope on general purpose processor
capabilities, software based routing technology will continue to
grow and scale."