Open Networking Overview and Beneﬁt
For years, hyperscale data center operators have been enjoying the beneﬁt of open networking: automated and accelerated provisioning of network capacity and services, greater control over the development of enhanced network services, ﬂexibility to work with the best-in-class suppliers reduced network equipment expenses, and reduced operating expense. These open networking beneﬁts are now available for many more networks users.
Now, open networking is addressing telecommunications service provider requirement for new central oﬃce architecture, managed service delivery, monitoring and analytics networks, and Internet Exchanges.
Edgecore Networks, together with its technology and integration partners, delivers the leading open networking solutions which meet the requirement for telecommunication service providers to upgrade its new networks to CORD (Central Oﬃce Re-architecture as Datacenter). CORD combines NFV, SDN, and elasticity of commodity clouds to bring datacenter economics and cloud agility to Central
Oﬃce for Telecommunication.
As an active member of OpenSwitch, OCP, and ONF open soﬅware community, Edgecore Networks actively oﬀers choices of open source soﬅware that provide network operators with open platform as well as enable value-added application development.
Community and Partners
Edgecore Networks contributes to the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) of the hardware design for the "Cassini" packet transponder, the industry's highest capacity and ﬁrst modular open-source whitebox packet transponder oﬀering a ﬂexible mix of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) packet switching ports and 100/200 Gbps coherent optical interfaces for data center interconnect and service provider backhaul use cases. Cassini was developed by Edgecore Networks with leading optical companies — NTT Electronics, Acacia Communications, and Finisar Corporation.
Edgecore Networks contributes the hardware design for a disaggregated 10G PON OLT to the Open Compute Project® (OCP) Foundation. The industry's ﬁrst whitebox OLT will enable service providers to deploy 10G PON services from Central Oﬃce Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD) infrastructures, which utilize whitebox hardware and open source SDN and NFV soﬅware to lower equipment costs, increase service delivery agility, and leverage open technology innovation.
CORD (Central Oﬃce Re-architected as Data Center)
High Level Architecture
Edgecore Open Networking Products with CORD
Open Network Switch for Telecom and ISP
16 XFP ports supporting 10G XGS-PON or NG-PON2 + 4 x 100 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP28 uplinks
open packet transponder, integrating 100G packet switching and coherent optical ports
AS7816-64X 100GbE Data Center Switch - 64-Port 100G QSFP28 switch
AS7712-32X 100GbE Data Center Switch - 32-Port 100G QSFP28 switch
AS6812-32X 40GbE Data Center Switch - 32-Port 40G QSFP+ switch
AS5912-54X 10GbE Data Center Switch - 48-Port 10G SFP+ with 6x100G QSFP+ uplinks