Another software-defined networking startup has been scarfed up before it got rolling very far on its own. In this case, network-acceleration and load-balancing juggernaut F5 Networks has acquired LineRate Systems, whose founders have spent the better part of the last decade figuring out how to shape traffic way up in the stack …
More likely will be a separate software appliance on Viprion
It's much more likely that initially LROS would be provisioned as software virtual appliances on Viprion blades with an eventual merger of code bases.
Re: More likely will be a separate software appliance on Viprion
Agree, but longer term I expect F5 to explore the use of LROS as a replacement to Linux as the OS for Big-IP, as at first glance it could significantly improve the performance of existing Big-IP platforms.