Edgecore Networks will showcase its product families at CommunicAsia Singapore and Computex Taipei, including a series of 25G/100G switch designs contributed to OCP and Open Wi-Fi Access products

Hsinchu TaiwanComputex Taipei  – Edgecore Networks, a leading provider of traditional and open network solutions for enterprises, data centers and telecommunication service providers, announced today that Edgecore Networks will exhibit at CommunicAsia Singapore on May 23 to May 25, and Computex Taipei on May 30 to June 3, its complete open networking products series for data center, telecom service providers and enterprises, as well as complete wired and wireless solutions for enterprise and SME business users.
Edgecore Networks exhibits its open network switches, including the 1GbE PoE, 32-port and 64-port 100G TOR switches and Facebook Wedge.  These 1GbE, 10GbE, 40GbE, and 100GbE OCP-accepted switches support ONS (Open Network Software), and support a choice of NOS (Network Operating System), and SDN software, for data centers, telecommunications, and enterprise networks.
In the exhibition, Edgecore Networks will also display its 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 will also showcase 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. 
For enterprise and carrier market segments, Edgecore will also demonstrate its complete Layer 3/Layer 2 product series with different choices of fiber/Ethernet/PoE interfaces and additional features; G.8032 Ethernet Ring Protection Switching, Comprehensive QoS, Three Color Marker and Policing, and enhance security.  And, a series of Layer 2 WebSmart switches with PoE and non-PoE port combinations that are a good choice for small and medium enterprises to plan their network expansion.  
To enable Edgecore Networks' worldwide partners to grow outdoor network applications, Edgecore also offers a choice of PoE Industrial Switches, which can work together with Edgecore's own cloud-based or controller-based enterprise Wi-Fi indoor/outdoor access points.
At Computex Taipei, Edgecore will also exhibit 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.
Together with the open networking exhibition, a series of new open networking server switches and cloud appliance hardware will also be exhibiting.  These multi-purpose open networking server switches are suitable for open software partners to provide different applications, such as cloud servers, UTM gateways, and SDN controllers.
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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Edgecore's New Design Contributions to OCP in March 2017
Edgecore contributed 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 2x2 MU-MIMO for cost effective wireless access deployments; and the ECW5410-O Wave2 dual-radio access point with 4x4 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 presented and exhibited 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.