Exaware Successfully Completes Proof of Concept for Network Peering at DE-CIX Laboratories

Exaware's disaggregated network peering solution together with Edgecore's router passes implementation and operations tests at one of the largest Internet Exchanges in the world. 

NETANYA, Israel, September , 2023 – Exaware, a leading provider of IP/MPLS network disaggregation solutions for communications service providers, announced today that the company has completed a proof of concept (POC) with DE-CIX for network peering. In POC tests using Exaware’s model EXA5300-800G running on the DE-CIX Internet Exchange, Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching were provided at the productive peering LAN.

Network peering enables two or more networks, including Tier 1 service provider networks and Internet Exchanges, to connect and exchange traffic directly, which is a critical requirement for internet access.

Exaware’s disaggregated routing solution was tested in the DE-CIX Frankfurt production peering environment with a full routing table for all Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) peering routes at IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4) and IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6).

The POC took place from March – July 2023. During this time, DE-CIX noted that the insertion time to load IP prefixes in the BGP routing table was noticeably fast and latency was typically in the range of 1 or 2 msec. In addition, the highly scalable Exaware BGP router was demonstrated to be fully suited to operate with peering tables as well as with full internet routing tables.

“Every millisecond counts, and it is essential that latency is kept to a minimum to provide high quality service,” said Dr. Thomas King, CTO of DE-CIX. “The results of our testing of the Exaware solution were impressive in terms of performance.”

DE-CIX (German Commercial Internet Exchange) is the world’s leading operator of Internet Exchanges. DE-CIX offers its interconnection services in more than 50 metro markets in Europe, Africa, North America, the Middle East, and Asia. Accessible from data centers in over 600 cities worldwide, DE-CIX interconnects thousands of network operators (carriers), Internet Service Providers (ISPs), content providers, and enterprise networks from more than 100 countries, and offers peering, cloud, and interconnection services. DE-CIX in Frankfurt, Germany, is one of the largest Internet Exchanges in the world, with a data volume of almost 34 Exabytes per year (as of 2022) and close to 1100 connected networks.

Exaware is a leading provider of disaggregated based networking solutions for carriers, service providers, and data center operators. By separating hardware and software vendors, their disaggregated network peering solutions break vendor lock-in for service providers and enable innovation. With the ability to run on Broadcom DNX-based white box hardware available from a variety of global hardware manufacturers, disaggregated networking solutions save carriers up to 50% over traditional solutions and provide greater flexibility in network design.

“Exaware’s disaggregated solutions for network peering have consistently demonstrated excellent performance,” said Ronen Hovav, CEO, Exaware. “By choosing Exaware, service providers can expand their networks for less cost and gain flexibility in network design.”

For testing at the DE-CIX lab, Exaware provided its EXA5300-800G product, which integrates a white box router with ExaNOS, Exaware’s network operating system software.

“The Large TCAM design of the Edgecore AGR130 (AS5916-54XKS) 800G aggregation router with the Exaware solution provides 3M prefixes in the FIB (Forwarding Information Base),” said Heimdall Siao, President, Edgecore Networks. “The design of the AGR130 is critical to significantly enhance the performance and scalability of network deployments.”

About Exaware

Exaware is a leading provider of disaggregated and open networking solutions for carriers, service providers, and data center operators. Exaware access, aggregation, edge, and peering network solutions enable network operators to reduce network costs, increase flexibility, and deploy new features and services faster. For more information, visit www.exaware.com.

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 WiFi access points, packet transponders, virtual PON OLTs, cell site gateways, aggregation routers and 1G, 10G, 25G, 40G, 100G and 400G OCP AcceptedTM switches that offer choice of commercial and open source NOS and SDN software. For more information, visit www.edge-core.com.

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