Edgecore Networks Demonstrates the Industry's First Open Design 100 Gigabit Ethernet Switch at Computex Taipei 2015

Hsinchu, Taiwan, May 28, 2015 - Edgecore Networks, a professional provider of solutions that keep information moving and connections strong for businesses, from SMB and Enterprise to Service Providers and Carriers, will attend COMPUTEX in Taipei from June 2 to June 6, booth number C0512, Hall 1, TWTC with a complete solution for Data Centers from 1G/10G to 40G/100G switches. 
Edgecore Networks collaborates with partners and industry organizations to make open, disaggregated network solutions more easily validated and deployed by web-scale, enterprise and telecom organizations.  During Computex Taipei 2015, Edgecore Networks will showcase its 100G switch, which was contributed to OCP Summit 2015 in March, as the first company to provide the 100G hardware design to help enable open networks.
'Cloud data centers require open network infrastructure solutions that scale to meet application requirements, lower equipment costs through choice of standard switch hardware, and increase the flexibility and pace of innovation through a broad choice of NOS and SDN software platforms,' said George Tchaparian, CEO, Edgecore Networks, and GM Data Center Networks, Accton Technology. 'Accton's contributions of next-generation switch designs to OCP and our collaboration with Facebook for design validation and manufacturing of Wedge, plus Edgecore's open network product line and work with operators, software partners, integrator partners, and industry organizations all demonstrate our commitment to make open networking benefits a reality for more and more customers.'
Seeing the direction of having more open networks, Edgecore Networks, as the first company, has designed a 48 Gigabit Data Center PoE switches to provide the open platform for enterprise, offering different open network software vendors to provide integrated applications like security and IP camera connectivity.
As announced in OCP Summit 2015, Edgecore announced the first commercial product offering of the Wedge design that Facebook contributed to OCP.  Edgecore Networks will showcase Wedge16-X with sixteen 40GbE QSFP+ ports during the Computex show in Taipei as the first in APAC. The product will be manufactured by Accton and available from Edgecore as a bare metal switch, as the industry’s first network product designed specifically for web-scale infrastructures by data center operators.
About Edgecore Networks
Headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, Edgecore Networks was originally established as part of the Accton Technology Group responsible for global branded business. In 2010, Edgecore Networks was spun-off into an independent subsidiary.  Edgecore Networks provides solutions that keep information moving and connections strong for businesses from the SMB and enterprise, to service providers and carriers. Additional information can be found at the Edgecore Networks website.


Accton and Edgecore Leadership in Open Network Ecosystem
Accton and Edgecore collaborate with partners and industry organizations to make open, disaggregated network solutions more easily validated and deployed by web-scale, enterprise and telecom organizations.  Edgecore announced today the following initiatives that validate Edgecore switches for interoperability, ease of installation, and support with leading Network Operating System (NOS), SDN software, optical transceiver and cabling options.
•Four Edgecore data center switches, the most in the industry, have been certified as compliant with the OCP Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) requirements by the UTSA OCP Certification and Solution Laboratory.  ONIE certification assures customers of a smooth out-of-box experience with Edgecore bare-metal switches, including installation of compatible NOS software with the ONIE universal installer.
•Edgecore has ported Open Network Linux (ONL) to its bare-metal switches. Contributed to OCP by Big Switch NetworksÒ, ONL is now an OCP-approved reference NOS providing a standard Linux environment and basic set of NOS functions including an OpenFlow agent and basic L3 routing. The availability of ONL on Edgecore switches through the Open Network Linux repository provides a common software platform for innovation by customers, software partners, and the open network community.
•Edgecore implemented the ACPI Platform Description (APD) framework on its AS6712-32X 40GbE switch in collaboration with Cumulus NetworksÒ, as the industry's first pilot implementation of APD. Cumulus Networks has contributed ADP to OCP, as a standard structure for describing switch hardware to NOS software, modeled after the ACPI specification successfully for device configuration on bare-metal servers.  Edgecore will implement APD on all its future switches, which will accelerate the porting and availability of additional NOS and application software offerings on Edgecore bare-metal switches.
•Edgecore has joined the new open network interoperability initiative of The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) which has begun interoperability testing of optical transceivers and cables with bare-metal switches running independent NOS software.  Edgecore is the only switch hardware vendor among the charter members, joining FinisarÒ Corporation, Avago Technologies, Amphenol Corporation, Cumulus Networks, and Big Switch Networks to support UNH-IOL's development of independent data required to validate the interoperability of the open data center network fabric.