July Tech Roundup from EPS Global
P4 switching is open networking extended all the way down to the switch ASIC level, and while it will not solve all data center’s problems, when properly used will provide increased resource efficiencies to better handle the data, greater visibility and monitoring of traffic to screen and block attacks at the network edge, and enhance congestion control.
Leading the charge in P4 switching is Edgecore Networks, and we had the opportunity to sit down with Nanda Ravindran, their VP of Product Management to ask what is P4 Switching, and what are the real benefits for hyperscale data centers?
Incase you missed them, you can find a roundup of our podcast series so far while we go on a 6 week pod-hiatus. From London to California via Banglaore along the way, we bring you bite-sized insights from the industry leaders on your coffee break.
Chelsio has announced it's new 7th generation DPU product family, Terminator 7 (T7) architected to support and accelerate a wide range of networking, storage and security workloads supported by modern enterprise and cloud datacenter applications.
As 5G networks and 5G-enabled technologies become more prevalent, experts expect the sustainability opportunity of 5G to be high on the agenda for service providers this year and next. How can we drive sustainable network innovation to keep pace with the exponential growth in network traffic, and can open telecom technology bring more people better internet access across all 4 corners of the globe?
By IP Infusion
As a new wave of networking technologies are rolled out, including 5G and fiber broadband, it has never been more important for telecommunications operators to innovate to rise up the value chain. This is especially true for Aggregation Routing and Transport as capacity continues to rise.
Availability of higher-speed access, resulting from global adoption of 5G and fiber broadband in particular, have enabled a new class of applications, including higher resolution video (4K, 8K, and even 12K), AR/VR (steadily growing), Tele-Medicine, etc.
By Garland Technology
We all know traffic across the data center is increasing. The migration towards 100G ethernet is well underway, with 28% of data centers undergoing the upgrade as of 2018. Meanwhile, 400G ethernet is available and creeping towards widespread adoption. With more and more data passing through data centers, operators need granular information about what form the data may take. Network Packet Brokers (NPBs) are designed to make it easier for administrators and their tools to analyze this traffic, allowing for smoother and more functional data center operations.
Edgecore's AGR120 is a deep-packet buffer router optimized for carrier access and aggregation and data center applications. Based on Broadcom's StrataDNX Qumran MX ASIC, the device supports line-rate 800Gbps Layer 2 and Layer 3 functions and is equipped with a powerful Intel Xeon CPU.
The Edgecore DCS810 switch is a programmable leaf or spine switch for large scale data centers. In a 1RU form factor, the switch provides line-rate L2 switching and L3 routing, deep packet inspection, and traffic load balancing etc, across the 32 x QSFP-DD ports that support up to 32 x 400 GbE connections. The DCS810 can be deployed as a leaf switch supporting 25/50/100 GbE to servers, routers etc. with 100/400 GbE uplinks, or as a spine switch supporting 100/400 GbE leaf and spine interconnects.
- Predominant Port Type: 400G QSFP-DD
- High Availability: Redundant Power Supply; Redundant Fans
- Compatible Software Option: SONiC
Plume's SuperPod supports WiFi 6, the next-generation WiFi standard built to support faster speeds and handle even the busiest of home networks. SuperPod with WiFi 6 not only works with all legacy WiFi devices, but is a WiFi 6 compatible device as well. Let's have a look at what this new generation of WiFi is all about, and what the SuperPod with WiFi 6 means for current HomePass members.
- 4x4 MIMO 802.11a/n/ac/ax 5GHz upper
- 2x2 MIMO 802.11a/n/ac/ax 5GHz lower
- 2x2 MIMO 802.11b/g/n/ax 2.4GHz
- Tri-band, tri-concurrent radio, MU-MIMO with beamforming & OFDMA
- Auto-sensing router or bridge mode
- NAT, DHCP server, UPnP, client IP reservation, port forwarding, PPPOE and static IP
Edgecore's EAP102 is an enterprise-grade, concurrent dual-band Wi-Fi 6 indoor access point. The EAP102 supports 5G 4x4:4 uplink and downlink MU-MIMO between the AP and multiple clients, with up to 2.9 Gbps aggregated data rate. The EAP102 is equipped with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio enabling value-added applications such as iBeacon.
- Concurrent Dual-Band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
- 802.11ax 4x4:4 UL MU-MIMO supporting up to 2.9 Gbps data rate
- Support up to 32 ESSIDs.
- Enterprise-Grade Wireless Security
- Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5
- 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE)