Cisco 1000V Update
Early this month, Cisco made a major change to its pricing strategy for the Nexus 1000V virtual switch. Prior to the announcement, the cost of the virtual switch was $695 list price per CPU. It wasn’t a significant cost, but it was still a cost when you compare it to the no cost charge of using Open vSwitch (OVS). Thanks to Nicira, well I guess VMware now, for the extreme focus on the development and success of OVS in the cloud and open source community. Because of their work, it is now the standard offering in Citrix XenServer.