A report says that that Amazon.com s cloud services business is considering selling its own network switches to business customers at much lower prices, adding pressure to Cisco Systems Inc and other network equipment makers.
The networking devices will consist of open-source software and unbranded hardware known as "white-box" switches and come with built-in connections to AWS cloud services, such as servers and storage, the Information said. Amazon Web Services could price its white-box switches 70-80 percent less than comparable switches from networking giant Cisco, the report said. AWS expects to launch the switches for sale within the next 18 months, according to the report.
Amazon did not respond to a request for comment.