Edge-Core Networks delivers bare metal switches or hardware switches including a universal switchOS installer that allows for the automated loading of compatible switchOS software from third party software suppliers. The combination of bare-metal switches and independent switchOS software allows customers to deploy best-in-class hardware and software independently, eliminates lock-in to a single vendor, and lowers CAPEX through cost-effective hardware and software alternatives. Edge-Core offers high performance bare-metal data center switches for Top-of-Rack and Spine Network deployment. Edge-Core partners with Cumulus Network to allow customers to load Cumulus Linux switchOS for virtualized cloud networking and automated network infrastructures leveraging Linux provisioning and management tools. Edge-Core partners with Big Switch Networks to allow customers to deploy Edge-Core switches with Big Switch’s OpenFlow-based SDN applications, including their Big Tap network monitoring applicaton.
-48 x SFP+ switch ports, supporting 10 GbE (DAC, 10GBASE-SR/LR) or 1 GbE (1000BASE-T/SX/LX).-4 x 40 QSFP+ switch ports, supporting 40 GbE (DAC, 40GBASE-SR4/LR4) or 4 x 10 GbE (DAC or fiber breakout cable). -Port Grouping to group 4 x 10G ports into one 40G port at the physical layer for maximum bandwidth utilization, and for 300m optical reach over MMF.-Energy Efficiency: 170 W typical power consumption.
-High availability design for data center with redundant hot-swappable AC or -48VDC PSUs. 12VDC power input option.
-Redundant fans with SKUs for port-to-power and power-to-port airflow.-Hardware switch pre-loaded with Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) for automated loading of compatible independent SwitchOS software-Compatible with CumulusRLinuxR r2.0.1 and later SwitchOS software from Cumulus Networks™.
-Compatible with SwitchLight v2.1.0 and later from Big Switch Networks.