Open Networking Solutions for Data Center, Telecom, and Enterprise
Open networking is helping to transform the way IT is deployed and used by many types of businesses. Open networks are based on networking hardware whose designs are fully open-sourced, with a choice of independent open software for NOS, SDN, virtualization and cloud orchestration.
For years, hyperscale data center operators have been enjoying the benefits of open networking: automated and accelerated provisioning of network capacity and services, greater control over the development of enhanced network services, flexibility to work with best-in-class suppliers, reduced network equipment expenses,and reduced operating expenses.
These open network benefits are now available for many more network use cases.
Public and private cloud data centers of all sizes are being deployed with network fabrics built from open TOR and spine switches.
Open networks are addressing telecommunications service provider requirements for new central office architectures, managed services delivery, monitoring and analytics networks, and Internet exchanges. Enterprises are deploying open network solutions outside their data centers, in distribution facilities, Power-over-Ethernet networks for wireless access and security applications, and campus networks.
Edgecore Networks, Leadership in Open Networking
Together with its technology and integration partners, Edgecore Networks delivers leading open networks solutions for cloud data center, telecommunications and enterprise customers.
- Edgecore is an Accton company, leveraging the network technology, development and manufacturing capabilities of Accton Technology, the leading network ODM.
- Edgecore supplies Facebook and other hyperscale cloud operators with open network switches that meet the most demanding performance, scale and reliability requirements.
- Edgecore is a leader in the OCP Networking Project, with a full set of open switches based on its approved design contributions: a 10GbE TOR switch which was the first switch ever approved by OCP, a cost-optimized 40GbE switch, and two 100GbE switches based on switch silicon from different vendors allowing network operators to increase capacity with infrastructures based on 25G and 100G.
- Edgecore has contributed to OCP new classes of open hardware platforms to extend open networking to additional use cases in the data center, and beyond to the service provider edge and the enterprise access network. Those platforms include the Open Modular Platform supporting up to 512-ports of 100GbE for data center spine and core network applications, high-buffer switches for data center interconnect and service provider edge applications, and the industry’s first open WiFi Access Points and PoE access switches to bring open networking to enterprise access networks.
- Edgecore switches support the broadest set of commercial and open source software choices in the industry, providing customers with alternatives to meet their specific requirements.
- Edgecore leads the industry in working with partners and industry groups to validate and make open networks deployable, for example as a charter member of UNH-IOL Open Networking Test Services Consortium which validates interoperability among open network switches, NOS, cables, optics, and NICs.
- Edgecore’s value added distributor, integrator, and reseller partners provide a full set of services and IT infrastructure to support the requirements of cloud service providers, big data companies, telecom operators, and enterprises.
Commercial Networking Operating System Options
All Edgecore open network switches support the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) for automated loading of compatible NOS software. Edgecore open network switches are supported by the following commercial software.
- Big Switch Networks: Big Monitoring FabricTM and Big Cloud FabricTM SDN applications through SwitchLight OSR agent on Edgecore switches.
- Cumulus Linux: Web-scale Linux operating system, enabling use of Linux tools for management, provisioning, monitoring, application development, and orchestration.
- IP Infusion OcNOSTM: Full function L2 and L3 NOS with MPLS and OAM features applicable to service provider networks.
- Pica8 PicOSTM: Hybrid NOS supporting traditional L2 and L3 protocols, plus SDN functionality through OpenFlowTM interface to centralized controller applications.
- Snappy Ubuntu Core from Canonical: Network device specific Ubuntu OS supporting open source and commercial NOS options, plus VNF applications.
Open Source Software
Edgecore is an active member of the OpenSwitch, OCP and ONF open software communities. Edgecore switches offer a choice of open source software distributions that provide network operators and ISVs with open platforms to enable value-add application development.
- OpenSwitch. A full function L2 and L3 NOS with programmatic interfaces launched by HP with Accton as a charter member of the OpenSwitch community.
- Open Network Foundation’s (ONF’s) Atrium. Open-source SDN distribution providing OpenFlow switch agent managed by the ONOS OpenFlow SDN controller with BGP routing applications.
- Open Network Linux (ONL). The OCP reference NOS, providing a standard platform for forwarding agents including OpenFlow and agents to program switch silicon.
- Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC). The cross-platform modular operating system for networks, contributed to OCP by Microsoft and its co-contributors, will be supported on Edgecore switches.
Leaf and Spine Topology for Data Center or CORD
- Leaf and spine architecture scales form few racks with L2 fabric to thousands of racks with L3 fabric.
- Edgecore open switches provide choice of 1G, 10G or 25G server connections; and 10G, 40G,and 100G spine network.
- Folded CLOS fabric provides network underlay supporting SDN, virtualization and cloud orchestration software options.
Open Network Switches
Data Center TOR and Spine, Telecom, and Enterprise
1G, 1G PoE, 10G, 40G, 25/50/100G
AS7712-32X 100GbE Data Center Switch – 32-Port 100G QSFP28 switch
AS6712-32X 40GbE Data Center Switch – 32-Port 40G QSFP+ switch
Wedge-16X 40GbE Data Center Switch – 16-Port 40GbE QSFP switch
AS5812-54T 10GbE Data Center Switch – 48-Port 10GbE with 6x40GbE uplinks
AS5712-54X 10GbE Data Center Switch – 48-Port 10G SFP+ with 6x40G QSFP+ uplinks
AS5710-54X 10GbE Data Center Switch – 48-Port 10G SFP+ with 6x40G QSFP+ uplinks
AS5610-52X 10GbE Data Center Switch – 48-Port 10G SFP+ with 4x40G QSFP+ uplinks
AS4610-54T 1GbE Data Center Switch – 48-Port GE RJ45 port + 4x10G SFP+ and 2 port QSFP+ by DAC or 20G QSFP+ Transceiver
AS4610-30T 1GbE Data Center Switch – 24-Port GE RJ45 port + 4x10G SFP+ and 2 port QSFP+ by DAC or 20G QSFP+ Transceiver
AS4610-54P 1GbE Data Center Switch – 48-Port GE RJ45 port w/ POE+, incl. 8 ports UPOE and 4x10G SFP+, 2 port QSFP+ by DAC or 20G QSFP+ Transceiver
AS4610-30P 1GbE Data Center Switch – 24-Port GE RJ45 port w/ POE+, incl. 8 ports UPOE and 4x10G SFP+, 2 port QSFP+ by DAC or 20G QSFP+ Transceiver
AS4600-54T 1GbE TOR Switch – 48-port GE RJ45 + 4x10G SFP+ uplinks