Published: February 24, 2012
At little more than 10 or so days from its last announcement, Nicira is not so surprisingly quiet. Their blog and news releases are silent, perhaps while they focus on existing customers such as AT&T, Rackspace, NTT, Fidelity Investments and eBay. Industry skeptics are many with Jon Oltsik from the research firm Enterprise Strategy Group comparing the man-years of an IP-based backbone against Nicira's relatively young software-based backbone. According to others, Nicira's NVP only focuses on Layer 2 and 3 of the numerous network layers in an enterprise network. Also bear in mind that there are quite a lot of major players, such as Cisco also plying their trade in the same Layer 2 and 3.
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