Edgecore Networks announces open routers for service provider networks

Edgecore Networks, the provider of open networking, has announced its contribution to the Open Compute Project (OCP) of the industry´s first open designs for switch routers based on Broadcom merchant silicon and optimized for service provider edge, aggregation and core networks, the company said.

Edgecore also announced the contribution to OCP of designs for next generation top-of-rack and spine switches that extend Edgecore´s portfolio of open data center switches and optimize 25G/100G data center networks.

The Edgecore AS7926-40XK and AS7926-80XK service provider router designs provide 40 x 100GbE QSFP28 ports and 80 x 100GbE QSFP28 ports respectively, with deep packet buffers, TCAM for route scaling in carrier networks, synchronization features including IEEE1588 and SyncE, NEBS compliance, AC and 48VDC power options, and compatibility with standard long and short range pluggable optics required for edge and aggregation networks.

The service provider routers are based on Broadcom® StrataDNX™ Jericho2® SOCs, the first merchant silicon for carrier routers with 10 Tbps performance per device, PAM-4 SerDes to support 100GbE and 400GbE, and the traffic management, telemetry and protocol functions to enable a wide range of services.

The Edgecore AS7726-56X top-of-rack switch provides 48 x 10/25GbE SFP28 ports, 2 x 10GbE SFP+ ports, and 8 x 100GbE QSFP28 uplinks. The AS7726-32X switch provides 32 x 100GbE QSFP28 ports for use as a top-of-rack or spine switch. Both open network data center switches are based on Broadcom StrataXGS® Trident3 switch series silicon providing more buffering, larger table sizes, and improved telemetry and programmability features than in currently deployed data center switches.

Edgecore Networks Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation, the network ODM. Edgecore Networks delivers wired and wireless networking products and solutions through channel partners and system integrators worldwide for the Data Center, Service Provider, Enterprise and SMB customers.