March 9th 2017 -SANTA CLARA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OCP Summit – Edgecore Networks, the leader in open networking, today announced design contributions to the Open Compute Project (OCP) of a 25 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) top-of-rack switch and a high-density 100 GbE spine switch that will lower the cost of high capacity data center networks. Edgecore also announced the contribution of two 802.1ac Wi-Fi access point designs that will offer additional platform choices for the growing community of software partners and managed service providers delivering open access networks.
“Finisar is pleased to work with EdgeCore to enable fully-featured optical transceiver solutions in open networks. Finisar’s Open Optical Monitoring (OOM) can empower customers to easily monitor the health of a network’s physical layer with its open, extensible, and NOS-agnostic design.”
In addition to the new design contributions, Edgecore will exhibit at the OCP Summit new open hardware platforms that further extend open networking into telecom applications, including a modular packet optical switch integrating Ethernet networking up to 100GbE with Analog Coherent Optics (ACO) and Digital Coherent Optics (DCO) technology from multiple partners, and a disaggregated virtual OLT for PON deployment up to 10G designed in conformance with the AT&T Open XGS-PON 1RU OLT specification contributed to the OCP Telco Working Group.
“As the contributor of the most networking designs in the industry to OCP, Edgecore has seen open hardware designs lower CAPEX and OPEX for our customers, provide open platforms that encourage innovation from our software partners, and lead to collaboration within the open community that has resulted in a broader set of solutions for data center, telecom and enterprise customers,” said George Tchaparian, CEO, Edgecore Networks. “With our new set of design contributions and open network products, Edgecore is enabling more rapid adoption of high-capacity 25G/100G networks in the data center, lower-cost open network architectures for telecom central offices, integrated packet optical solutions to reduce costs for data center interconnect and service provider networks, and cloud-provisioned open access networks by managed service providers.”
New Design Contributions to OCP
Edgecore is contributing the specification and design package for the AS7800-64X, the first open network switch design based on the Broadcom StrataXGS® Tomahawk™ II Switch Series, which provides 64 x QSFP28 ports in a 2U form factor delivering the most cost effective per port 100 GbE networking alternative in the market.
To meet the need for optimized 25 GbE top-of-rack switching, Edgecore is contributing the specification and design package for the AS7300-54X open network switch, based on the Broadcom StrataXGS Tomahawk Switch Series, providing 48 x SFP28 ports each capable of 10 GbE or 25 GbE, plus 6 x QSFP28 100 GbE uplink ports.
Both the AS7300-54X and AS7800-64X designs include options for CPU modules incorporating Intel® Atom™, Intel Xeon®Processor D, or NXP QorIQ® T2080 processors. The switches support OCP-ACCEPTED™ networking software, including Open Network Install Environment (ONIE), Open Network Linux, Open Optical Monitoring (OOM) API, and SnapRoute’s FlexSwitch NOS, and will support a broader choice of commercial and open source software options in the future.
Edgecore is adding to its portfolio of open Wi-Fi Access Points by contributing to OCP the specifications and design packages of two 802.11ac access points based on Qualcomm QCA Wi-Fi chipsets: the ECW5211-O Wave2 dual-radio access point with 2x2 MU-MIMO for cost effective wireless access deployments; and the ECW5410-O Wave2 dual-radio access point with 4x4 MU-MIMO for high performance, long range Wi-Fi access and hotspot deployments. Edgecore open Wi-Fi access points support the loading of open source and commercial Wi-Fi software via ONIE to enable the deployment of cloud provisioned access networks by enterprises, municipalities, and managed service providers.
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