Edgecore Networks introduces 400G open networking

Edgecore Networks, the provider of open networking, has announced its contribution to the Open Compute Project (OCP) of the design of a 400 Gigabit Ethernet (400G) data center switch, the industry´s first 400G open design, that will enable public and private network operators to increase dramatically the capacity of their infrastructures, the company said.

Edgecore is contributing to OCP the specification and design package for the AS9716-32X open network switch, which provides 32 x QSFP-DD ports each capable of 400G operation, in a 1U form factor. The AS9716-32X switch is based on the Broadcom StrataXGS® Tomahawk™ III Switch Series and incorporates an Intel® Xeon® Processor D control plane processor.

As with all Edgecore open network switches, the 400G switch supports OCP software standards, including ONIE, Open Network Linux, the Open Optical Monitoring (OOM) API, and the Redfish hardware management API. Edgecore will work with commercial software partners and open software communities to enable commercial and open source Network Operating System (NOS) options for the 400G switch.

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. For more information, visit www.edge-core.com.