April Tech Roundup from EPS Global
Why are electrical co-ops becoming Internet Service Providers? They have the infrastructure in place. They are trusted by their members. They are committed to serving their communities. Open disaggregated networking is the perfect candidate for broadband deployments as it reduces CAPEX and Operational expenses, the hardware is more readily available, the technology is there to enable multitenancy on the network and it offers new revenue streams.
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We are proud to have partnered with IP Infusion to diversify and strengthen Extreme Networks's network disaggregation strategy in India.
Extreme Labs is an internet exchange point (IXP) focused on internet optimization that operates the largest internet exchange in India. EPS Global worked with IP Infusion to coordinate the platform strategy for entering the country and enabled Extreme Labs’ migration to IP Infusion's OcNOS.
Edgecore Networks have just announced the launch of the ECS4125-10P, the world's first enterprise PoE network switch that supports the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) OpenLAN Switching (OLS).
The switch can support all TIP OpenWiFi devices, providing an open network solution that spans both wired and wireless environments.
EPS Global is delighted to announce the launch of SONiC Express by EPS Global, an Enterprise SONiC Distribution by Edgecore Networks integrated onto your chosen Edgecore switch, along with 24/7 support.
SONiC, an open-source network operating system based on Linux, provides flexibility in creating network solutions and benefits from a large ecosystem.
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Trending! We recently visited our customer Netomnia in the UK and had to take a photo of their ultra-neat cable management in the rack! Netomnia are using open networking to roll out ultrafast full-fibre connectivity across the country.
The DCS520 platform is a 400G switch featuring the Broadcom Tomahawk 4 chipset, offering 64x 400G QSFP56-DD ports on a single device. This platform provides flexible and high-efficiency data processing, enabling users to handle large amounts of data with ease.
By IP Infusion
Network disaggregation with open networking has evolved from being a hobbyist novelty to a cost-effective, adaptable platform for advanced networking functions, previously available only from closed-system vendors.
Our partner - IP Infusion discusses the increasing value of Open Networking as seen by one of their customers.
Introduced over 20 years ago, IP over DWDM was an exciting topic as DWDM technology began to take off. Talk of IP over DWDM simmered down as several technological and economical headwinds during that time made adoption difficult.
However, with the booming demand for IP networks, IP over DWDM may be up for a resurgence in popularity, with the advancement of routing equipment and development with coherent optics technology, where it will be easier for service providers to adopt.
SONiC Express by EPS Global is interoperable with an array of optics and cables sourced from both Edgecore and other industry providers. This guarantees seamless integration of the entire system, including switch hardware, firmware, NOS, and connectivity, from drivers to applications eliminating worries about platform-level compatibility.
Benefits of SONiC Express:
- No Vendor Lock-In
- Pre-configured Switches, ready to use
- 24/7 Technical Support
- Support for multiple switching silicon platforms
- Single point of contact for both hardware and soſtware support
The Edgecore ECS4125-10P switch is a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet access switch with two 10G uplink ports. This switch is an ideal 2.5 Gigabit PoE access switch for SMB, enterprise, and campus networks. It is packed with features that bring high availability, comprehensive security, robust multicast control, and advanced QoS to the network edge while maintaining simple management. Additionally, the switch supports the most advanced IPv6 management, IPv6 security, and IPv6 multicast control in accordance with the growth of IPv6 deployment.
- 8× 1G/2.5G RJ45 Ports
- Routing/Switching: L2+ / Lite L3
- Cloud Management: ecCLOUD
- 2× 10G SFP+ Uplink Ports
- PoE++ Support for Wi-Fi 6 APs
- 240W 802.3af/at/bt PoE
- 80G Switching Capacity
- Deliver up to 30 W on 8 ports, or 60 W on 4 ports
The Edgecore DCS520 is a high-performance spine switch designed for data centers. It offers line-rate L2 and L3 switching across its 64 QSFP56-DD ports, supporting various configurations such as 1x400G, 1x100G, 1x40G, 2x200G, 4x100G, 2x50G, 4x25G, and 4x10G. This versatile switch can be deployed for 100/400 GbE spine-to-spine or spine-to-leaf interconnects. Equipped with the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE), the DCS520 allows for the installation of compatible Network Operating System software, including open-source options like Open Network Linux and commercial NOS offerings.
- 64x 400GbE QSFP56-DD
- Compatible with SONiC
- Broadcom Tomahawk 4
- 2 RU form factor
- 3+1 redundant, hot-swappable fan modules.
- Hardware switch pre-loaded with Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) for automated loading of compatible open source and commerical NOS offerings.
- Compatible with Open Network Linux (ONL), the open-source, OCP reference NOS.