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Network vendor Woven Systems out of business

Looks like I get to use my new deadpool category one more time this week.

Woven Systems logoThis time we’re dunking 10 GbE datacenter switch vendor Woven Systems. They had an interesting technology that had the potential to make 10 GbE networks practical for large compute clusters, and  performance results that showed for some types of communications patterns their networks would dramatically outperform IB (largely because they support adaptive routing).

A commenter on my original deadpool post said that I should include them, which caught me by surprise. I did find one piece of corroborating data in this post and comments, but nothing else, and one likes to be sure before publishing an obituary. This evening I confirmed with sources connected to the company that they did indeed shut down operations on May 22, evidently after running out of cash and failing to secure additional funding.

Comments

  1. Carsten says:

    Sad to see them go, the technology really works well

  2. How far back do you want to go with the dead pool? I have an entire file drawer filed with Gone and almost forgotten companies. It is always interesting to me to wonder which one of the technologies is going to be recycled.

    In loving memory of Thinking Machines, NCube, Kendall Square, CDC, Alliant, Convex, Cray (the original)Cray Super Servers, and those are just the ones that came off the top of my very old noggin.

    And who could forget CHoPP?

  3. John West says:

    Penelope – I thought I’d just categorize them going forward, to avoid the macabre practice of creating deadpool posts for companies long since dead. How grim!

  4. Tom Ford says:

    Drawer full? I have a resume full of dead or nearly dead companies: Datapoint, UB Networks, Terayon, Madge, FreeGate, Firstworld Communications, Alteon, Cranite Systems, Raptor Networks, Steelbox Networks …

  5. Hello,

    it seems that they have been acquired by Fortinet…

Trackbacks

  1. [...] Arista is not without competition, though. Cisco and Juniper are the big players, respectively, with Force10 Networks, Extreme Networks, and Blade Network Technologies (BNT) also in the mix. One vendor Arista won’t have to worry about is Woven Networks, which closed its doors earlier this year. [...]

  2. [...] the end of May I put 10 GbE datacenter switch vendor Woven Systems in the deadpool. Late last week Marc left a comment on that post indicating that they had been acquired by Fortinet, and this week we find out from a [...]

  3. [...] customers that I’ve spoken to.  Some early-entrants didn’t survive to see this growth (Woven).  One of the first places where 10GbE has seen some significant volume is blade servers, and an [...]

  4. [...] in customers that I’ve spoken to.  Some early-entrants didn’t survive to see this growth (e.g. Woven).  One of the first places where 10GbE has seen some significant volume is blade servers, and an [...]

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