Swapping the existing 20 racks of operational infrastructure within 4 months and rolling out new sites in just a few days was important to Innova.
Leveraging a ready-to-go GUI-based lifecycle management platform improved average change delivery time from 2-5 days to 2-5 mins.
Switching to open networking hardware and software reduced CapEx 20X. Through operational efficiency, Innova was empowered to manage biggernetworks with the same team, improving the operator switch ratio 3 X and OpEx 5 X.
XCloud Networks supports more than 40 hardware platforms available from 10 brands, and supports native integration with 6 open source software platforms. This enabled Innova not to be tied to one vendor provider while choosing a hardware.
Innova had easy access to senior level 24/7 technical assistance and professional guidance during the planning and migration phases.
Watch the video - "How to adopt a software-defined mindset in your network" conducted by XCloud Networks and Cumulus Networks. XCloud Networks CEO, Alex Saroyan gives a better insight into the demand of Innova and the business drivers that forced them to reassess their network build.
XCloud Networks leverages Open Compute Project (OCP) networking technologies with Cumulus Networks and Edgecore Networks. Innova's network infrastructure is mainly based on OCP networking with AS5812-54X from Edgecore Networks.
Why 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 WiFi access points, packet transponders, virtual PON OLTs, and 1G, 10G, 25G, 40G, and 100G OCP-Accepted™ switches that offer choice of commercial and open source NOS and SDN software.
AS5812-54X - provides full line-rate switching at Layer 2 or Layer 3 across 48 x 10GbE ports and 6 x 40GbE uplinks, based on Trident II+, which has relatively larger TCAM utilized in Innova's setup.
Why Cumulus Networks?
Cumulus Networks, the leader in building web-scale networks for the digital age with open and modern software solutions, provides organizations with all the tools needed to affordably build and efficiently operate networks like the world’s largest data centers. Cumulus was selected because of its wide selection of hardware compatibility, native support of FRR and BGP unnumbered, and strong collaboration between XClound Networks – all of which were very important parameters to Innova.
With XCloud Networks, Innova adopted a simple network solution which allowed the company to reduce TCO and improve operational efficiency.
About XCloud Networks
XCloud Networks provides an out-of-the-box automated solution to run complete data-center networks based purely on open networking technologies. It fully automates the deployment and management of network infrastructure providing all the required applications in easy to manage and ready to use fashion (Security, VPN, load balancer, BGP peering, L2/L3 circuits, routing on the host, cross-connects, monitoring, logging, analytics, in system software upgrade and else).
It enables companies to scale 10X with existing human resources and save 20X on total cost. Moreover, only a five-hour training is required for engineers to run XCloud Networks' solution. With XCloud Networks it takes maximum 3 months for companies to facilitate their smooth transition into open networking.