Edgecore as part of Accton group has contributed greatly to the Open Compute Project (OCP). They are the manufacturer of Facebook’s Wedge, Wedge 100 and modular 6-pack open switches.
Now Edgecore offers us bare-metal -or white-box switch open networking solutions loaded with the Open Install Environment (ONIE), which supports the installation of compatible open source and commercial Network Operating Systems for different network use cases and requirements. These Open Network Switches are compatible with Cumulus Linux, Big Switch Networks, IP Infusion, Pica8 or FBOSS.
Based on Broadcoms latest Switch Silicons they support VXLAN and NVGRE tunneling functions in hardware.
Switches support redundant AC load sharing power supplies or 12.5V power through the OCP Methode connector and redundant fans.
Circle B is an Edgecore Systems Integrator.
AS5912‐54X, 48 x 10G-SFP+ and 6 x 100G/40G and 25G/50G with QSFP28
Software Defined Networking (SDN) vendor Cumulus Networks offers the full-featured Cumulus Linux OS for networking hardware.
Features include OSPF, BGP, VXLAN, bonding or CLAG/MLAG with LACP and zero touch provisioning using Ansible, Chef and Puppet.
Cumulus offers a perpetual license for the right of use during the product life time and termed a license for software updates & support.
The Cumulus Linux Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) shows all supported products.
Circle B is a Cumulus partner.
With Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro 10/40 Gigabit QSFP+, ConnectX-4 Lx 25/50 Gigabit (Q)SFP28 or ConnectX-5 100 QSFP28 Gigabit single- or dual-port Ethernet Adapters for OCP you will have hardware offload engines for Tunneling VXLAN and NVGRE providing you with high performance low latency connectivity for servers and storage.
Additionally there is support for RDMA, NVMe over Fabric, SR-IOV and Storage Acceleration.
Mellanox SwitchX-2 and Spectrum family provide Zero Packet Loss – Open Ethernet switch systems at speeds of 10/25/40/50/56/100Gb/s, with ONIE and support for MLNX-OS and Cumulus Linux.
Circle B is a Mellanox partner.
SN2700 – High density 10/25/40/50/56/100GbE switch
SN2410 – High performance 10/25/40/50/56/100GbE ToR switch
SN2100 – High density, side-by-side 10/25/40/50/56/100GbE switch
Agema Systems is a leading provider of Open Networking Solutions for Data Center, Carrier, Service Provider and Enterprise. Agema’s bare metal switches have excellent support for IP Infusion’s OcNOS operating system making them very suitable for large routing and MPLS enviroments within for example Telco’s. Easy integration with OpenStack is provided by CPLANE Networks.
AG7648 48 x 10G-SFP+ and 6 x 40G-QSFP+ based on Broadcom Trident II
AG9032 , 100G QSFP28 based on Broadcom Tomahawk
AGC7648A, 48x 10GbE SFP+ and 6x 100G SFP28, with TCAM and 6GB GDDR5 buffer, IEEE 1588v2 and Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) support, based on Broadcom Qumran
[IP Infusion ]
IP Infusion offers network operating systems for both physical and virtual networks to carriers, service providers and enterprises to achieve the dis-aggregated networking model based on a commercial version of Zebra (a predecessor of Quagga), known as “ZebOS”. With the OcNOS™ (SDN) and VirNOS™ (NFV) network operating systems, both powered by ZebOS®, IP Infusion offers a single, unified physical and virtual software solution to deploy new services quickly at reduced cost and with greater flexibility. The disaggregated networking model allows network operators to build networks with diverse, standards-based hardware and software.
ZebOS is the world’s most comprehensive standards-based Layer 2, Layer 3, and MPLS/MPLS-TP network platform that enables network equipment manufacturers to accelerate the development of SDN-based architectures for next generation mobile back haul, Carrier Ethernet, and data center/cloud networks.
[Other OCP ]
Please also contact us about items not described above, such as Finisar optics for example CWDM4-OCP part FTLC1152RGPL6 or Celestica D8020 (Backback 100G) modular fabric switch.
ANALYSTS ON SDN
[ Gartner ]
“By the end of 2016, more than 10,000 enterprises worldwide will have deployed SDN in their networks, a ten-fold increase from end-of-year 2014”
[ IDC Research ]
“The worldwide SDN market for the enterprise and cloud service provider segments will grow to $8 billion by 2018”
[ Dell O’ro Group ]
“The datacenter switch market expected to exceed $11 billion in 2019, making roughly 44% of the switch market”
[ Infonetics Research ]
“By 2019, just over one-quarter of all datacenter switch ports that are sold will be on bare-metal devices”