Edgecore Networks introduces the AS7816-64X — a 100GbE high-performance 2U high port density top-of-rack bare-metal switch that can reduce the operating costs and capital expenditures of data center applications.

Edgecore Networks, a leading provider of traditional and open network solutions for enterprises, data centers, and telecommunication service providers, today announces the AS7816-64X, an energy efficient 100GbE high-performance 2U rack-mountable Top-of-Rack (ToR) or spine data center switch. This new ToR switch is designed for hyper-scale cloud environments and high-frequency trading applications, as well as cloud service and telecom service providers.
The Edgecore AS7816-64X is a non-blocking network switching device with a greener and more powerful design. It provides line-rate L2 and L3 switching across its 64 QSFP28 ports. Each of the 64 QSFP28 ports can support 1 x 100 GbE, 1x 40 GbE, or via breakout cables 4 x 25 GbE or 4 x 10 GbE. Moreover, the high port density provides maximal performance that can meet the requirements of high bandwidth applications. The switch’s formidable capability ensures seamless network transmissions to fit the challenging demands of today's datacenter workloads.
For hyper converged data center interconnections, the Edgecore AS7816-64X supports flexible and scalable configurations. And to guarantee performance stability under all levels of system loading, the switch is equipped with a high-performance embedded CPU, 16GB memory and a reserve mSATA connector. The AS7816-64X utilizes  sophisticated packet buffer management that can reject arriving packets and preempt packets that were previously inserted into the buffer. Furthermore, when deployed in a CLOS topology with redundancy, equal path, and load balancing technology, the AS7816-64X ensures faster recovery from failed links and enhances overall network stability and reliability.
The Edgecore AS7816-64X is a bare-metal switch that has been designed to support the Open Network Linux (ONL) operating system (OS). It uses Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) installed in its firmware to: facilitate provisioning of a switch operating distribution such as ONL and subsequently act as the boot loader for the switch OS.
The AS7816-64X switch is designed to be a ToR workhorse that can meet and exceed the demanding burden of data center operations. Its innovative space-saving 2U rack design can reduce both operating costs and capital expenditures delivering a cost-effective solution for exchange deployments.
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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 1 GbE, 10 GbE, 25 GbE, 40 GbE, 50 GbE, and 100 GbE open and OCP switches that offer choice of NOS and SDN software for data center, telecommunications, and enterprise network use cases.  For more information, visit www.Edge-Core.com.