Edgecore Networks Introduces Industry's First Open Network Switches for Enterprise Use Cases

Irvine, Calif., August 27, 2015 - Edgecore Networks, the leading provider of open network switches, today announced the AS4610 switch family with Power over Ethernet (PoE) options, the industry's first bare-metal switches to address enterprise-wide use cases, beyond the data center infrastructures previously supported by open networking.
The AS4610 switches provide 24 or 48 RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet ports, with four SFP+ ports for 10GbE uplinks.  PoE options make the switches ideal for applications in the enterprise campus, warehouse and logistics facilities, transportation hubs, hospitality and conferencing facilities, or other locations with wireless networking, security, video surveillance, and material packing and tracking applications.  The AS4610 switches without the PoE options function as Gigabit Ethernet top-of-rack switches or rack management switches in private cloud or public cloud data centers.
For both enterprise and data center applications, the AS4610 bare-metal switches offer customers the choice of Network Operating System (NOS) software: CumulusÒ LinuxÒ, and Pica8Ò PicOSTM.
'Edgecore Networks' open network switches have lowered operating and capital expenses for many public and private data center operators, increasing their flexibility and control over network operations,' said George Tchaparian, CEO of Edgecore Networks. 'With the introduction of our bare-metal AS4610 switch series and with the support of our NOS partners, Edgecore Networks is extending those open networking benefits for the first time to network infrastructures outside the data center and across the enterprise.'
Supporting Quotes
'Cumulus Networks is pleased to see Edgecore Networks extend its family of open networking switches and offer more choice to the market. With the Cumulus Linux operating system and the Edgecore Networks PoE Gigabit switches, customers can now realize the improved economics and flexibility of open networking in both their data center and enterprise networks.'
Reza Malekzadeh, VP of Business, Cumulus Networks
'Pica8 is excited to support these new Edgecore Networks PoE switches, thereby offering solutions for both service providers driving managed services to the customer premise, as well as leading enterprises adopting the open networking model. With PicOS on these new 24- and 48-port PoE switches, Pica8 and Edgecore Networks are enabling SDN for customers ushering in a new lower-cost operational model for Wi-Fi and Internet of Things (IoT) environments.'-
James Liao, CEO, Pica8 Inc.
'AMAX is proud to be working with Edgecore Networks to provide a total open platform Data Center solution including top of rack and spine switching, servers, and storage for a one stop shopping solution for our customers. The newly announced Edgecore 4610 series of switches extends to management networking and security systems, all under the open networking platform, benefiting customers by offering a flexible and easy to manage Data Center network.'
Julia Shih, Vice President, AMAX Information Technologies
 Switch Configuration and Availability
The AS4610 switch is available in the following hardware configurations.
  • AS4610-54T.   48 x 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ45 ports, 4 x SFP+ 10GbE ports.
  • AS4610-54P.   48 x 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ45 ports with PoE, 4 x SFP+ 10GbE ports.
  • AS4610-30T.   24 x 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ45 ports, 4 x SFP+ 10GbE ports.
  • AS4610-30P.   24 x 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ45 ports with PoE, 4 x SFP+ 10GbE ports.
The switches with PoE support 802.3af (15W/port) on all RJ45 ports, 802.3at (30W/port) on all RJ45 ports, and UPoE (60W/port) on up to eight RJ45 ports to power a complete range of devices including wireless access points, surveillance cameras, security devices, and code readers.  The 1U switches are directly mountable in standard 19" racks, or with Edgecore Networks' Open Rack Switch Adapter, in an Open Rack.  All switches include two load sharing, redundant, hot-swappable AC power supply units with power-to-port airflow direction.  All AS4610 switch configurations include 2 x QSFP 20GbE stacking ports for potential future support by NOS software in enterprise use cases.
The AS4610 bare-metal switches ship with diagnostics and the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE), the OCP-compliant installer for compatible NOS software.  The AS4610-54T and AS4610-54P switches are compatible with Pica8 PicOS.  Cumulus Linux will support the AS4610-54P within thirty days and the AS4610-54T soon.
The Edgecore Networks AS4610 family is available now from resellers and integrators worldwide.   The AS4610 open network switches will be exhibited by Edgecore Networks at VMworld US 2015 (booth #2610) in San Francisco from August 30 through September 2, at Datacenter Dynamics Converged in Singapore from September 15-16, and at VMworld Europe 2015 in Barcelona from October 12-15. 

About Edgecore Networks
Edgecore Networks is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation, the leading network ODM.  Edgecore Networks delivers network solutions through channel partners worldwide that keep information moving and connections strong for SMB, enterprise, data center, and service provider customers.  Edgecore Networks is the leader in open networking providing a full line of 10GbE, 40GbE and 100GbE OCP switches that offer choice of NOS and SDN software for data center TOR, data center spine, and enterprise network use cases. For more information, visit www.Edge-Core.com.
Media Contact:  Jeff Catlin, Edgecore Networks, jeff_catlin@accton.com, 603-531-1286
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