Centec Teams with EmbedWay to Release New Open-Networking 10GE SDN White Box Switch Solution
- Centec’s Golden Gate terabit Ethernet silicon makes EmbedWay solution the first 10G/40GE open-networking platform with native 100GE (4x25G SerDes) uplinks
- Solution fully supports Open Compute Project (OCP) design guidelines and open network operating systems including OpenSwitch
- Platform is optionally extensible with Intel Xeon-D CPU to significant broaden applications.
SUZHOU, JIANG SU PROVINCE, CHINA, November 8, 2016 ― Centec Networks, a leading innovator of Ethernet switching silicon and SDN white box solutions, and EmbedWay, a leading provider of industry intelligent infrastructure products and solutions, today jointly introduced the ExSwitch6400 series 10GE SDN white box solution, the industry’s first high-density 10G/40GE open-networking platform with native 100GE (4x25G SerDes) uplinks. The EmbedWay ExSwitch6400 series switches fill an important gap in the SDN market for flexible, cost-effective, open-networking solutions that meet the demanding requirements of enterprise and telco datacenters without tying them to proprietary solutions.
"EmbedWay is one of Centec's leading ODM partners, and the company shares our deep commitment to a global open networking ecosystem that gives our customers rich product implementation and deployment options while eliminating the traditional problems of vendor lock-in,” said Tao Gu, vice president of business development with Centec. "This is the first of what we anticipate will be many successful collaborations with EmbedWay, as we take advantage of the unique capabilities of Centec’s GoldenGate terabit switching silicon to help solve SDN challenges while delivering on open networking’s promise, including the freedom for customers to choose the hardware and network operating system solutions in each layer of the network solution stack that best meet their needs."
"SDN white box switches are a key piece of our growth strategy as we serve customers worldwide with some of the industry's most advanced intelligent system solutions." said Barry Li, Director of Network & Embedded Computing BU with EmbedWay, “We are pleased to be working with Centec to combine their leadership in terabit switch silicon and SDN white box solutions with our expertise in network visibility infrastructure and platforms for embedded and convergence computing. We will be bringing the ExSwitch6400 series to the OCP community and look forward to working with Centec on more contributions in the future."
The EmbedWay ExSwitch6400 series fully supports OCP hardware design guidelines, including OCP's Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) for ODM and other bare metal switches using multiple operating systems such as OpenSwitch. It also supports OCP’s Switch Abstraction Interface (SAI) to standardize the switch software development kit (SDK) interface. Centec’s Golden Gate silicon minimizes the ExSwitch6400 switch's latency and power consumption, and the switch is optionally extensible with an Intel CPU card that ideally positions it for data center top of rack (ToR) switching as well as network functions virtualization (NFV), hyperconvegence, and security appliance applications.
"The Embedway ExSwitch6400 series is a powerful new design combined with Intel’s high-performance CPU and DPDK toolset for the fast-growing SDN/NFV market," said Tom Xiong, Marketing Manager of DRD with Intel. "Centec’s GoldenGate silicon brings terabit non-blocking data processing capability to the platform. We believe the ExSwitch6400 series will be a very competitive new 10GE SDN white box solution for high-performance network applications including NFV."
According to the research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), the worldwide software-defined networking (SDN) market — comprising physical network infrastructure, virtualization/control software, SDN applications (including network and security services), and professional services — will have a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 53.9% from 2014 to 2020 and will be worth nearly $12.5 billion in 2020. "Although SDN initially found favor in hyperscale datacenters and at large-scale cloud service providers, it is winning adoption in a growing number of enterprise datacenters across a broad range of vertical markets," IDC said, in its report titled "IDC, SDN Market to Gain Enterprise Headway, Driven by 3rd Platform and Cloud." . "Indeed, SDN delivers the agility, flexibility, and programmability that align closely with IDC's 3rd Platform for IT, especially for public and private cloud rollouts."
"Solutions that support open networking while solving key SDN challenges will help fuel continued adoption in these broader markets."said Brad Casemore, Research Director, Datacenter Networks, IDC.
Centec's 1.2 terabit-per-second (Tbps) Goldengate device meets the cost, power and deployment requirements for moving from 1GE to 10GE, 40GE and 100GE networking. Optimized to improve real-time SDN decision-making and the resulting user experience, it features enhanced visibility to the forwarding plane such as elephant flow detection, on-chip flow tracing, real time monitoring and telemetry, while also supporting diverse network virtualization overlay technology including VXLAN and the latest GENEVE protocol. It is also the first terabit switching chip ideally configured with field-proven carrier-class features required for metro Ethernet and packet transport applications.
Centec Networks provides innovative switching silicon and white box solutions that improve SDN deployment while empowering it for carrier, enterprise and data center networks. Leveraging a high-performance open SDN architecture, Centec enables seamless migration from the traditional L2, L3 and MPLS/MPLS-TP architecture to the new SDN era while solving some of SDN’s biggest challenges. Centec and its customers are redefining the future of network switching.
For more details, please visit the Centec website at http://www.centecnetworks.com
EmbedWay Technologies (Shanghai) Corporation is the leading provider of industry intelligent infrastructure products and solutions. With increasingly complicated intelligent system, continuous development of new technologies, more and more elaborate division of industry chain, and uncontrollable investment risks, EmbedWay Technologies keeps shortening time-to-market and achieving success with partners.
Author: Published at:2016/11/8 13:55:04