Oracle recently acquired Xsigo and it’s being billed as an SDN play for Oracle. Xsigo primary products let you converge your data and storage networks. You can get 40Gbps to 80Gbps connection into your virtual hosts. Its definitely a cool solution and is a virtualization player. But, I don’t see how they have anything to do with Software Defined Networking. I looked at them last year and they seemed very focused on Network and Data I/O to dense hosts. Maybe I’m missing something and their product stack has morphed in the past year. I took a look at their website and they speak of SDN and their Data Center Fabric but do not offer any technical detail on how it works. Anyone else consider them a SDN play or better still have used them as part of a SDN strategy?
I don’t believe Xsigo is a SDN play