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Advanced Technologies: Networking and Communication Infrastructure, 1Q18

Advanced Technologies: Networking and Communication Infrastructure, 1Q18

This IDC Market Perspective discusses significant developments in the networking and communications infrastructure market during CY 1Q18. The scope of discussion covers end users such as hyperscale datacenter operators and telecommunications/mobile service providers, as well as the supply chain including systems, software, and semiconductor vendors."With increasing network disaggregation and adoption of SDN and NFV, vendors are delivering advancements in switch silicon, smart/intelligent NICS (iNICs), and associated software such as network operating systems and network visibility, monitoring, and control software," said Abhi Dugar, research director, Network Infrastructure. "Meanwhile, large open source projects are maturing further, many of them driven by the major telecommunications service providers."

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Executive Snapshot
New Market Developments and Dynamics
Open Source
LF Networking
Open Networking Foundation CORD Project
Open Network Automation Platform
AT&T White Box Hardware and Open Source Software
Telecom Infra Project
Intelligent/Smart NICs
Netronome Agilio SmartNICs
Barefoot Networks and Xilinx
Mellanox SmartNIC
Switch Silicon
Broadcom Jericho2 Switch and FE9600 Fabric
Broadcom Switch Silicon Software Development Kit
Cavium's Programmable Network Telemetry Suite
Mellanox Spectrum Switch Silicon and Onyx NOS
IDC's Point of View
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