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Facebook Makes a Big Switch in its Data Centers

Facebook Inc. said it plans to move this year to new networking equipment in its data centers and stop purchasing gear from conventional networking suppliers. The new gear will be based on standards that are being developed by the Open Compute Project, Jay Parikh, Facebook’s company’s vice president of infrastructure, told CIO Journal. Facebook’s decision could impact incumbent gear providers like Cisco Systems Inc.CSCO, especially if more companies follow suit, but those vendors say the new approaches lack sophistication.