Edgecore Networks, a leader in open networking solutions for enterprise, data center, and service provider networks, today announced the availability of its commercial support and service offering for a hardened, tested, and qualified Enterprise SONiC distribution on Edgecore switch platforms.
SONiC (Software for Open Networking in the Cloud) is the open-source network operating system, led by Microsoft and many key players, including Edgecore, which delivers a robust proven software infrastructure enabling customers to deploy highly scalable data center networks. Through the open community, developers around the world continuously contribute to the software development forming a fast-growing ecosystem.
Edgecore SONiC solutions target the needs of modern data centers where the ability to rapidly scale out the data center fabric, including scalable L3 fabric underlay and multi-tenancy environments, is essential for the rapid deployment of new services. The offering includes comprehensive service and support for a SONiC distribution that has been rigorously tested and qualified on Edgecore’s switch platforms, including pluggable transceivers and cables, ensuring a fully qualified system. Customers can enjoy the benefits of an open-source DC-oriented NOS with the confidence of comprehensive support, and the option of customizing to meet their unique requirements.
“As a provider of open networking solutions to tier-one data centers and a leading contributor to open communities, like OCP, ONF, TIP, and SONiC, Edgecore understands the unprecedented value of disaggregated infrastructure in giving open choices to customers in designing their networks. Edgecore has been an active contributor for years to the SONiC community to further accelerate and expand the use of open networking. We are pleased to announce the availability of Enterprise SONiC Distribution by Edgecore and Edgecore hardware platforms with one-stop-shop service options to customers,” said George Tchaparian, CEO and President of Edgecore Networks.
Edgecore SONiC is available now and supported on a full range of Edgecore platforms, from 1G to 400G data center switches. More details are available at the Edgecore website.
“We appreciate that Edgecore Networks has been an active contributor to the SONiC community for many years. Edgecore’s commercial SONiC offerings give data center users another choice of open-source DC-oriented NOS with enterprise support.” – David Maltz, Technical Fellow, Microsoft Corp.
“With years of collaboration on open hardware platform development with Edgecore Networks, we are pleased to see the release of the Edgecore SONiC solution, running on a series of Edgecore data center switches, with the Broadcom StrataXGS chipset. This cutting-edge innovation gives data center operators new choices of integrated NOS solutions.” – Wei-Ai Tai, Director of Business Development, Core Switching Group, Broadcom.
“The new working landscape is driving a Cloud-First approach for new network designs and deployments. Network operators are seeking open-source software options that are reliable, production-ready, and backed with comprehensive service and support. Edgecore validated SONiC along with their open network hardware and support provides customers a solid alternative to traditional models that addresses a significant and rapidly growing portion of the Data Center networking market.” – Alan Weckel, Founder and Technology Analyst at 650 Group.
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 data center, service provider, enterprise and SMB customers. Edgecore Networks is the leader in open networking, providing a full line of open 1G-400G Ethernet OCP-Accepted™ switches, core routers, cell site gateways, virtual PON OLTs, packet transponders, and Wi-Fi access points that offer choice of commercial and open source NOS and SDN software. For more information, visit www.edge-core.com
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