Edgecore Networks Introduces 400G Open Networking

20-Mar-2018 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 11:00 PM Print This Post

Contributes Design of Industry’s First 400G Open Network Switch to
Open Compute Project

SAN JOSE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OCP Summit – Edgecore Networks, the leader in open networking,
today announced its contribution to the Open Compute Project (OCP) of
the design of a 400 Gigabit Ethernet (400G) data center switch, the
industry’s first 400G open design, that will enable public and private
network operators to increase dramatically the capacity of their

“Four years ago, Edgecore contributed the industry’s first
network product, a 10G top-of-rack switch,” said
George Tchaparian, CEO, Edgecore Networks.
“Since then, we have
contributed over 15 network product designs as open networking
technology and deployments grew to include 25G/100G data center fabrics,
deep-buffer data center interconnect switches, service provider access
infrastructures, open modular chassis, and campus/branch/wireless
Now, Edgecore is introducing the industry’s first 400G
open network switch, enabling network operators to respond to growing
demands for network capacity, and increasing the bandwidth of open
network switches by a factor of 40 over the past four years.”

Edgecore is contributing to OCP the specification and design package for
the AS9716-32X open network switch, which provides 32 x QSFP-DD ports
each capable of 400G operation, in a 1U form factor. The AS9716-32X
switch is based on the Broadcom StrataXGS® Tomahawk™ III
Switch Series and incorporates an Intel® Xeon®
Processor D control plane processor.

“Hyperscale cloud service providers led the way for the adoption of
OCP-certified equipment with telco and tier-2 CSPs now moving to scale
deployments with top drivers such as customization, power efficiency,
and cost reduction,” said Cliff Grossner, Ph.D., senior research
director and advisor of cloud and data center research practice for IHS
Markit, a global business information provider. “Production shipments of
400GE DC Ethernet switch ports will commence in 2019, and we forecast
revenue to reach approximately $1.6 billion by 2022, signaling a strong
need for 400GE Ethernet switching. Edgecore’s contribution of their 400G
switch design to OCP is one indication of the OCP community moving to
address that need.”

As with all Edgecore open network switches, the 400G switch supports OCP
software standards, including ONIE, Open Network Linux, the Open Optical
Monitoring (OOM) API, and the Redfish hardware management API. Edgecore
will work with commercial software partners and open software
communities to enable commercial and open source Network Operating
System (NOS) options for the 400G switch.

Edgecore Leadership in Open Networking

At the OCP U.S. Summit in San Jose on March 20-21, Edgecore will exhibit
the AS9716-32X open network 400G switch. In addition, Edgecore will
exhibit the following leading open network solutions with partners at
the OCP Summit and at Cloud Expo Europe in London on March 21-22:

  • The industry’s first cell site router designed as an open network
    product, meeting NEBS and outdoor plant standards for mobile backhaul
  • High-density 100G deep-buffer switch designed to bring open network
    benefits to service provider aggregation networks;
  • Cassini AS7716-24SC open packet transponder, integrating 100G packet
    switching and coherent optical ports, exhibited in the Edgecore booth,
    and demonstrated by IP Infusion with their OcNOS™ network OS;
  • ASXvOLT16 virtual 10G PON OLT designed in conformance with the AT&T
    Open XGS-PON 1RU OLT specification contributed to the OCP Telco
    Working Group;
  • OCP-ACCEPTED™ AS7816-64X 100G open network switch providing 64 x 100G
    ports, based on Broadcom StrataXGS Tomahawk II Switch Series,
    supporting SONiC and commercial software options; and
  • Open WiFi Access Points, whose designs Edgecore has contributed to OCP
    and which are powering the OCP Summit network with Mojo Networks NOS
    software demonstrating open WiFi networks at scale.

Supporting Quotes

“Edgecore has made important contributions to the OCP Networking
Project, starting four years ago with the first 10G switch accepted by
the project, and progressing through 40G and 100G switch designs, as
well as a modular platform which supports up to 512 x 100G ports and
open WiFi Access Points. We welcome Edgecore’s new 400G design
contribution which will make the next generation of open network
performance available to the community.”
Omar Baldonado and Scott
Emery, Co-Leads, OCP Networking Project

“We are pleased to see Edgecore release the 400G open networking switch
and to share its design with the Open Compute Project community for mass
market adoption. This clearly demonstrates the rapid pace of innovation
in whitebox switch hardware, delivering best-in-class performance at
competitive price points. We look forward to certifying this switch for
Open Network Linux and to on-board it for our SDN fabrics products to
support emerging 100G/400G use cases in cloud/SAAS networks, deep
learning, and high performance computing.”
Prashant Gandhi, Chief
Product Officer, Big Switch Networks

“As the demands on networks continue to grow, it’s important to have
companies like Edgecore contribute to the Open Compute Project to ensure
network innovation and expansion. We are thrilled to see their
contribution of the 400G open network switch and look forward to
continuing to drive adoption of open infrastructure in the network.”
Leslie, CEO, Cumulus Networks

“For years, Finisar has been providing optical technology to network
operators to enable high performance open network deployments. We have
collaborated with the OCP community to improve open network
manageability through the development of the Open Optical Monitoring
API. We are further pleased to work with Edgecore to enable network
operators to deploy 400G switches with Finisar optics to enable higher
capacity networks.”
Vipul Bhatt, Senior Director of Marketing, Finisar

“IP Infusion is excited to work with Edgecore on the new 400G open
networking switch as we see growing demands for network capacity. We
have been working with Edgecore to support disaggregated networking not
just in data centers and DCI, but also in other areas such as access and
aggregation. The new 400G switch will help network operators to easily
expand their network capacities while using the same open network OS
functionality from IP Infusion’s OcNOS.”
Atsushi Ogata, President
and CEO, IP Infusion

“Edgecore has been the proven leader in open networking since the
inception of OCP and with this market-leading 400G design, continues to
be the driving force and first name in open hardware. SnapRoute’s
partnership with Edgecore and our unique industry-first network
microservices platform, delivers the ability for operators to fully
realize the potential of disaggregation and drive their own innovation
with industry standard DevOps tools.”
Dom Wilde, CEO, SnapRoute

About Edgecore Networks

Edgecore Networks Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accton
Technology Corporation, the leading network ODM. Edgecore Networks
delivers wired and wireless networking products and solutions through
channel partners and system integrators worldwide for the Data Center,
Service Provider, Enterprise, and SMB customers. Edgecore Networks is
the leader in open networking, providing a full line of open WiFi access
points, packet transponders, virtual PON OLTs, and 1G, 10G, 25G, 40G,
and 100G OCP-ACCEPTED™ switches that offer choice of commercial and open
source NOS and SDN software. For more information, visit www.edge-core.com.

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