And a year ago, OCP announced plans to build a network switch. And not just any network switch, but one designed as a software-defined networking (SDN) device. SDN is a radically new way to build networks that threatens Cisco, or at least Cisco’s 60+% profit margins.
“Facebook Just Fired A Huge Shot at Cisco” via BusinessInsider.
It’s easy to forget how big Cisco’s dominance is over the hardware that powers the internet.