Dell is hoping to challenge networking incumbents by offering a platform that disaggregates hardware and software and rides on open source. Dell's networking unit on Wednesday outlined its Operating System 10 platform, which aims to disaggregate hardware and the underlying software.
In data centers, networking players are increasingly decoupling their operating systems from their hardware. Cisco, Juniper, Arista, Brocade and others have moved to offer their networking software separate from hardware.
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