The switch/software disaggregation derby has begun.

Juniper Networks this week rolled out a switch based on hardware from the Open Compute Project designed to run its Junos network operating system software, and others. Juniper claims the OCX1100 is the first to combine OCP hardware design with an established vendor’s operating system.

OCP is a Facebook initiated effort to develop low-cost open source hardware, such as servers and switches, to complement open source software.

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