The Linux Foundation and industry partners have announced a new project to build next-generation open source technology for data centers and service providers through FD.io, which will create an IO services framework for networking and storage applications.
IO is an emerging part of the "software-defined everything" ecosystem. Like SDN, NFV and software-defined storage, IO is designed to abstract data processing from underlying infrastructure. That makes applications more portable and scalable, while also offering significant performance advantages if implemented in the right way.
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