Tom Hollingsworth comments:
Facebook announced at Interop that they are soliciting ideas for building their own top-of-rack (ToR) switch via the Open Compute Project. This sent the tech media into a frenzy. People are talking about the end of the Cisco monopoly on switches. Others claimed that the world would be a much different place now that switches are going to be built by non-vendors and open sourced to everyone. I yawned and went back to my lunch. Why?
You’ll have to read Tom’s response over at: Why Facebook’s Open Compute Switches Don’t Matter. To You.