Vyatta Enterprise Router Runs Linux
Startup Vyatta bundles its Linux and open-source software-based router and firewall software into an x86 appliance for the enterprise market. Vyatta will market its appliance to compete on cost-performance with Cisco, Nortel and Juniper Networks.Vyatta has bundled its dual-licensed Linux and open-source software-based router and firewall software into a branded hardware "appliance" version for the enterprise market. The Vyatta 2501, the first in a "Series 2500" line of "Open Networking Appliances," targets data centers requiring up to 10G bps of throughput.
Strategically, Vyatta intends to leverage commodity x86-based hardware and open-source software to compete on cost-performance with Cisco, Nortel and Juniper Networks. The 3-year-old startup offers a free Community version of its eponymous "Vyatta" software stack, as well as a commercially supported "Subscription" version.
Vyatta has previously offered complete hardware/software systems, reselling its software preinstalled on Dell-branded server-class platforms. It quietly shipped its first branded networking appliance, the small network-focused "514," in March of this year. However, the Series 2500 appears to be Vyatta's first branded hardware aimed at enterprise customers.