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Edgecore Networks Contributes Designs to OCP for Scalable 25G and 100G Data Center Networks and Open Wi-Fi Access Networks

Edgecore Demonstrating Open Network Switches, Disaggregated
Virtual OLT, Packet Optical Switch, and Open Wi-Fi Access Points at OCP
Summit

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.

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 2×2 MU-MIMO for cost
effective wireless access deployments; and the ECW5410-O Wave2
dual-radio access point with 4×4 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.

Edgecore Leadership in Open Networking

At the OCP U.S. Summit in Santa Clara on March 8-9, Edgecore will be
presenting and exhibiting the newly contributed product designs, plus
the following new open networking demonstrations and products.

  • Edgecore ASFvOLT16 disaggregated virtual OLT designed as an
    OCP-INSPIRED™ product in conformance with the AT&T Open XGS-PON 1RU
    OLT specification contributed to the OCP Telco Working Group, based on
    Broadcom StrataDNX™ switch and PON MAC SOC silicon, and offering 16
    ports of 10G XGS-PON or NG-PON2 with four QSFP28 ports for next
    generation PON deployments and R-CORD (Residential – Central Office
    Rearchitected as a Data Center) telecom infrastructure.
  • Edgecore AS7812-24S open packet optical switch, a 1.5U modular
    platform, based on the Broadcom StrataXGS Tomahawk Switch
    Series silicon, that provides 3.2 Tbps bandwidth across a flexible mix
    of 10 to 100 GbE ports and 100/200 Gbps CFP2 coherent optical ports.
    The optical ports reside on line card modules offering a choice of ACO
    and DCO options that integrate optics and coherent DSP technology from
    partners including Acacia Communications, Finisar Corporation, and NTT
    Electronics.
  • Automated configuration of the OCP-ACCEPTED FlexSwitch NOS from
    SnapRoute on the Edgecore OCP-ACCEPTED AS7712-32X 100 GbE open network
    switch based on Broadcom StrataXGS Tomahawk Switch Series,
    demonstrating the ease of deployment of a completely open
    infrastructure.
  • Edgecore OCP-ACCEPTED AS7512-32X 100 GbE open network switch based on
    Cavium XPliant switch silicon with Software for Open Networking in the
    Cloud (SONiC), the open source networking software contributed to OCP
    by Microsoft and its co-contributors.
  • Open Optical Monitoring (OOM) API demonstration based on Edgecore open
    switch hardware, Cumulus® Linux® NOS, and industry-leading 25G and
    100G optical transceivers from Finisar that shows the OCP-ACCEPTED OOM
    integrating asset management and health monitoring of optical
    transceivers and switches.
  • Edgecore Wedge100BF-65X open network switch, the most recent addition
    to the Edgecore Wedge portfolio, which offers 65 x 100 GbE ports based
    on Barefoot Networks programmable Tofino switch silicon, and whose
    design is being contributed to OCP by Barefoot.
  • Full portfolio of OCP-ACCEPTED Edgecore open networking hardware,
    including data center switches, service provider edge switches, access
    switches and Wi-Fi access points, based on Broadcom switch and Wi-Fi
    silicon, and supported by the broadest range of commercial and open
    source software options in the industry.

Supporting Quotes

“Edgecore has made important contributions to the OCP Networking
Project, having contributed 10 GbE, 40 GbE and 100 GbE switch designs,
as well as a modular platform which supports up to 512 x 100 GbE ports
and open Wi-Fi Access Points. We welcome Edgecore’s new contributions
which expand hardware designs in our growing community for 100G
networking and open networks for campus, branch and wireless.” —
Omar
Baldonado and Scott Emery, Co-Leads, OCP Networking Project

“As a market leader in cloud based Virtual Service Edge Platform for
Managed Business Networking, Benu Networks welcomes advancements in the
Open Compute community that democratize campus and branch wireless
networking, such as Edgecore’s continuing contributions of access switch
and Wi-Fi access point hardware designs to OCP. Those contributions make
hardware more open, programmable and cost effective for our Service
Provider customers, and unlock the power of DevOps for open wireless
networking.” —
Rajat Ghai , CTO, Benu Networks

“With support for more than 15 Edgecore open network switches, and as
the original contributors of ONIE, Cumulus Networks partners closely
with Edgecore Networks to deliver a web-scale networking solution to the
data center. We look forward to working with them on new designs in the
Open Compute community to enable even broader adoption of open
networking.” —
JR Rivers, Co-Founder and CTO, Cumulus
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.” —
Vipul Bhatt, Sr. Director, Strategic Marketing, Finisar
Corporation

“The team at Mojo Networks is proud to partner with Edgecore to drive
open standards in the Wi-Fi industry. By demonstrating ONIE-capable
802.11ac Access Points, we’re making a big leap towards a future of
interoperable Wi-Fi Access Points and the end of vendor lock-in.” —
Rick
Wilmer, CEO, Mojo Networks

“SnapRoute is seeing increasing deployment and interest from a variety
of customer segments for our OCP-ACCEPTED FlexSwitch NOS on Edgecore’s
open network switches. We are looking forward to supporting the new
Edgecore 25G, 100G and packet optical switches to provide a completely
open network infrastructure that meets customers’ requirements for
automation, control and cost optimization.” —
Jason Forrester, CEO, SnapRoute

About Edgecore Networks

Edgecore Networks Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accton
Technology Corporation, the leading 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. Edgecore Networks is the
leader in open networking providing a full line of open Wi-Fi access
points and 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE and 100GbE OCP-ACCEPTED
switches that offer choice of NOS and SDN software for data center,
telecommunications and enterprise networks. For more information, visit www.Edge-Core.com.

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change without notice. Edgecore Networks shall not be liable for
technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

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