The Edge-Core AS6701-32X-C is a high-performance standard Data Center switch for Top-of-Rack (TOR) or spine applications. In a compact 1RU form factor, this switch provides line-rate L2 and L3 switching across up to 32 QSFP+ ports, supporting up to 32 x 40 GbE connections or 104 x 10 GbE connections. The AS6701-32X-C can be deployed as a TOR switch supporting 10 GbE or 40 GbE server connections, or as a spine switch, supporting 10 GbE or 40 GbE spine interconnects. The switch provides 20 fixed QSFP+ ports and two modular slots, each capable of supporting 6 x QSFP+ ports or a NPU module for deep packet inspection, traffic analysis or other applications. The AS6701-32X-C comes with Cumulus Linux — The leading network OS for Data Center switching systems.
Cumulus Linux is a Linux operating system that runs on top of industry standard networking hardware. It is a software-only solution that accelerates robust networking functions at wire-rate on a variety of platforms and is the ultimate choice when it comes to flexibility and innovation, enabling the best of breed hardware ecosystem and best of breed application ecosystem.Cumulus Linux is Linux. It is not just based on Linux, it is Linux and offers the entirety of the Linux experience on networking hardware. Existing open source and commercial Linux applications run natively on industry standard switches. New applications can be developed and integrated rapidly, enabling innovation cycles on par with software and application cycles.
Broad Applications Ecosystem
Cumulus Linux is the foundation for a rich application ecosystem. Being Linux, it is a platform that can leverage existing Linux applications, and it is the foundation for development and rapid integration of third party applications. Modern data center network orchestration tools such as Ansible, CFEngine, Chef and Puppet work on Cumulus Linux. Modern data center monitoring tools such as collectd and Ganglia work on Cumulus Linux. Leverage scores of applications across compute and network from the 40K+ Debian applications available. Customize the platform and build applications for specific business needs to innovate faster!