Watch out Cisco: Facebook is designing open network switches

By Rick
May 10, 2013
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  1. Social networking icon Facebook -- perhaps with a deserved emphasis on "networking" -- announced that is now expanding its Open Compute Project in an effort to take a fresh look at enterprise-level switch design. Facebook is hoping OCP will yield a high-end,...

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  2. bielius

    bielius TS Addict Posts: 214   +17

    ...And I bet they will monitor all data going through them.
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  3. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,877   +1,297

    I totally get your point, but in truth just about every large server cluster, be it internal or third party, monitors the majority of its traffic. The primary focus is on security threats and traffic management but there's a growing trend of spying for spying's sake. The RIAA and other media mobsters are behind a lot of it but increasingly it seems to be spying for spying's sake.

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