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Metaswitch introduces protocol for white box switches:

Metaswitch has been a pioneer in virtualized and open network platforms, but is less keen on open source. Its latest move is to announce a composable network protocol suite for white box switches, which it says will help to accelerate adoption of new network architectures and  reduce their cost. The composable network protocols (CNPs) allow networking teams to create white box routing platforms with fully decoupled control plane components and open management interfaces, said the vendor. Based on proven IP routing and MPLS networking stacks, the suite will provide the capex and opex reductions of open source, without its operational risks, says Metaswitch, claiming its “commercially supported, carrier-class applications are clearly distinguished from open source alternatives”. Like other companies such…

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