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Orders of Magnitude of News

We were very excited to announce Volta’s VERVE last week. What we didn’t plan was the timing of the other two major announcements that involved Volta. Together these two announcements dramatically illustrate the how the edge of the networks is seeing a major shift that will fundamentally expand and change the router market. First, at

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Big News Week: Rethinking Routing

It is the beginning of the end of network operators being locked into expensive, proprietary routing technologies. The cloud-scale principles that disrupted the compute and storage markets a decade ago are finally impacting networking – and Volta is leading the way. After working for the past three years on our technology, last week represented major

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NANOG Lightning Talk

At NANOG 72 in Atlanta, Dean Bogdanovic, Volta CEO and founder, presented a Lightning Talk on “Device versus Service Models in Network Automation.” Network operators are increasingly adopting automation, but most networks today are managed as a set of individual devices. Further, approximately 70% of network operators still use CLI as the main management interface.

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The Limits of Scaling Up

On January 30, Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) announced their Q4 results with net revenues of $1,239.5 million, which is a decrease of 11% year-over-year and 1% sequentially.  In addition,  the Q4 GAAP operating margin was 16.4%, down from 20.7% in the fourth quarter of 2016, and a decrease from 18.4% in the third quarter of

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Network Services Well Done

Share this post: Choosing the right ingredients to prepare your food makes a world of difference! Actually it doesn’t take much. A popular recent trend is cooking with only 5 ingredients. Like a mouthwatering prime rib. The most important ingredient is the prime rib, of course. A popular selection is the dry-aged grain-fed variation. Grain-fed

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A Day in the Office – We are Hiring!

Share this post: Volta is turning around the networking industry, and this is a TEAM job. Our Barcelona office is the main engineering headquarters of Volta. We are a group of pals working in the areas of data-plane, control-plane and cloud. The BCN office is all about working hard and having fun. The ultimate goal

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Free Range Routing

Share this post: Readers of this blog already know, at Volta, we are disrupting networking industry. Innovation is in our DNA, but we also stand on the shoulders of giants. For example we use FRR as our IP routing protocol suite. FRR is a relatively new project which recently joined the Linux Foundation. But FRR

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Networking: The Lego Approach

Share this post: Playing Lego has become an almost daily ritual to my 5-year-old son and I love playing with him. He always starts by emptying all the pieces from the storage box onto the playmat. I would plunge right in and start the familiar house or the roofless rectangular box. My son is the

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$57,000,000,000

Share this post: I was a bit surprised when heard this number and had to make sure I got it correct. That’s 57 billion with a big B. What costs $57 billion? The cost of operating networks running Cisco network equipment annually[1] It’s not surprise that Cisco sells a lot of networking hardware every year.

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The Volta Distributed Control Plane Foundations

Share this post: “A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over with a working simple system.”  – J. Gall Nature has been a font

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