November Tech Roundup from EPS Global
Total global mobile data traffic – excluding traffic generated by fixed wireless access – reached around 67 exabytes per month by the end of 2021. This is projected to quadruple to reach 282 exabytes per month in 2027. Demand for data shows no signs of slowing and network operators are challenged every day with the need to deliver massive scale and new services—all at lower costs.
One solution, which is proving successful, is a switch to open disaggregated networking. So why are service providers and telcos making the switch?
In the last quarter of this year malware targeting IoT devices doubled in frequency. This increase in attacks has been coupled with a tightening of IoT Security legislation in the UK, US and EU. The message is simple: don't get left behind.
Listen to the full podcast of our chat with Haydn Povey, Chief Strategy Officer with IAR Systems about the IoT Security Landscape heading into 2023.
In the latest unboxing video, Chris Walsh, Technical Sales Representative for EPS Global on the East Coast takes a look at Edgecore's AS4630-54NPE (EPS203), a high-performance Gigabit Ethernet Layer 3 switch featuring 54 ports (36x 10/100/1000/2.5G ports, 12x 10GBASE-T ports , 4x 25G uplink ports and 2x 100G QSFP28).
Earlier this month as part of the DENOG14 conference in Hamburg, we held a workshop with our partners Edgecore, IP Infusion, Radisys, and RtBrick demonstrating an open, disaggregated, XGS-PON network from the central office to the subscriber's home, compromised of the ONT to OLT, aggregation of OLTs, vBNG, routing, and transport to the core.
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The CSP-7550 is a combination server-switch hardware appliance based on 8 or 16-core Intel Xeon processors. The switch system includes 32x QSFP28 (100GbE) network ports based on a P4 programmable Intel Tofino chipset,all contained within a single 2RU chassis form-factor.
Rising demand is accelerating the rollout of high-bandwidth services like 10 Gigabit Symmetrical Passive Optical Networking (XGS-PON) for broadband access and 5G xHaul mobile transport, fueling explosive growth in capacity requirements at the network edge.
With this exponentially greater bandwidth demand at the edge comes the imperative for parallel growth in middle mile/transport throughput. If your network isn’t there yet it soon will be, with 25G PON on the horizon and 50G PON and even 100G PON not far off.
The CSP-7550 is a combination server-switch hardware appliance based on 8- or 16-core Intel Xeon processors. The switch system includes 32 QSFP28 (100 GbE) network ports based on a P4 programmable Intel Tofino chipset, all contained within a single 2RU chassis form-factor. The Intel Xeon Purley platform increases CPU capacity and performance for virtual machine consolidation and density, as well as boosting memory bandwidth (four channels).
The flexible CSP-7550 design supports 8 DDR4 DIMM slots per CPU, with local storage options including two SATA III or PCIe. The hardware platform is truly open, either install an available operating system and application soſtware that suits your needs, or build your own customized device that represents a solid future-proof investment.
- Dual processor sockets
- Intel Xeon processor family
- Up to 28 cores, 56 threads per socket
- Improved performance of Intel DPDK due to Intel AVX-512
- 8 DIMM slots per socket for DDR4 2133/2400/2666 MHz ECC LRDIMM or RDIMM
- Flexible local storage options for optimized system performance: M.2 interface support Nvme PCIe3.0 x4 lane and SATA3.0
- Network switch interfaces: 32 x 100GbE QSFP28 ports
- 4 open PCIe slots, 2 full-height (PCIe Gen3 x16) and 2 half-height (PCIe Gen3 x8)
- Dual redundant AC PSUs
- Remote management through a Baseboard Management Controller (BMC)
The SABER-4400 is a compact, hardened, modular platform targeting the Access Edge/Metro Edge of the network. It has four universal slots that can hold one-slot, two-slot, three-slot and four-slot (full width) sleds to address a diverse set of network edge application scenarios from Layer 0 to Layer 3. Configurable sleds include Coherent Optical Transponders (TMX), Coherent Muxponders (TMX), Regens (TMX), Amplifiers (OFA), Path Protection Modules (PPM), CDC-Flex ROADMs (RDM), Flexible Optical cross-connects (FOX) and L2/L3 switching/routing (PKT).
- Hardened, extended temperature range (ETR)
- Full 2-degree CDC-Flex Grid ROADM (can be expanded to 8-degrees), NEBS-3 compliant
- Hot-swappable one-slot, two-slot, three-slot, four-slot sleds/modules for network L0 to L3 edge applications
- Hot-swappable management module
- Multiple units can be stacked and appear as a single network element with a single management IP and redundant management hardware
- GR-3108 OSP Class 2 compliant
- Advanced timing options including integrated GPS module for GrandMaster timing
OcNOS CSR is a smart converged integrated access platform which enables Service Providers to deliver next-level business and entertainment experiences. It is a complete carrier class, Cell Site Router (CSR) product, aligning with the Telecom Infra Project’s (TIP) Disaggregated Cell Site Gateway (DCSG) technical specification.
Multi-vendor CSR hardware platform
Open Compute Project (OCP) and TIP DCSG Compliant ODM smart integrated access platforms supporting up to 360 Gbps capacity.
OcNOS as a full-featured network OS for open networking
Its features include advanced capabilities, such as extensive switching and routing protocol support, MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) support, and SDN (software defined networking) integration capabilities. OcNOS features hybrid, centralized or distributed network support; scalable, modular high-performance network; and a robust data plane built on merchant silicon.
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Includes comprehensive network design, monitoring and technical support services.