Thursday, February 23, 2006

Vyatta Develops Open Source Routing

Vyatta, a start-up based in San Mateo, California, launched an online community aimed at developing an open source routing alternative to Cisco and Juniper.

A beta version of the Vyatta Open Flexible Router (OFR) is currently available for download.

Vyatta said its community will bring together users and developers "to advance the cause of open source networking as a flexible, cost-effective, and secure alternative to the incumbent, closed source solutions."

"Vyatta" is a Sanskrit word meaning "open."

  • Vyatta is headed by Allan Leinwand, a venture partner at Panorama Capital (previously JPMorgan Partners). Its technical team is headed by Robert Bays, who previously was the CTO at Infiniroute Networks.

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