Will Cisco Be the Next to Fall to Open Source?
Sep 14, 2010, 15:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Drew Robb)
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"Cisco has long dominated the networking world. It seems its
supremacy is unassailable. Yet open source-based networking just
might be its undoing - eventually.
"Open source software, after all, has conquered many arenas.
Apache Web servers, Linux-based operating systems and the
OpenOffice desktop suite are a few of the well-known areas where
open source has carved out a large chunk of the marketplace.
"More recently, open source software has been making major
inroads into business applications - the traditional domain of
powerhouses like Oracle and SAP. It is also gaining ground in
storage where a host of startups are beginning to offer open source
software running on commodity hardware. That model is now creeping
into the networking arena. The question is: Can it unseat
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