White-box SDN switch platforms from Advantech are based on standard silicon from Broadcom, Intel and NXP, utilize standards-based protocols such as OpenFlow, and support manageability through open technologies such as OpenStack and OpenDaylight
The ESP-9210 is a new generation switch from Advantech Networks and Communications Group and it is optimized for use in software-defined networks (SDN) requiring 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. It combines a high performance, low-latency Broadcom StrataXGS® switch for up to 720Gbps of forwarding bandwidth and a various Intel Broadwell-DE series processor options, providing a powerful and flexible platform that supports enhanced features essential for top-of-the-rack deployment in modern data center switching installations. Data center networks require increasingly denser 10GbE and 40GbE connectivity at the access and aggregation layers in order to address the higher speed network interface cards being deployed in servers and the increased link utilization due to widespread use of virtualization.Show More
The Advantech Networking ESP-9230 is a high-performance, power-efficient, 100Gbps Top-of-Rack (TOR) switch designed for data center use. The ESP-9230 delivers line-rate L2 and L3 forwarding capacity on all ports in this compact, 1-rack-unit (1U) model. The ESP-9230 is loaded with the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) which supports installation of compatible NOS, including Open Network Linux and commercial offerings. The Advantech Networking ESP-9230 is a Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable (QSFP) switch with 32 QSFP28 ports. Each QSFP28 port can operate at 10, 25, 40, 50, and 100 Gbps, up to a maximum of 128 x 25-Gbps ports.Show More
While running with a powerful x86-based processor, this system is not only the highest performing switch fabric element, but also has the ability to a Linux running server into the same device. Including the ONIE software offering, the ESP-9230 has three software offerings in total to fulfill different customer applications. Details are below.
(1) Powered by the Broadcom OF-DPA pipeline, the ESP-9230 becomes a 3.2T OpenFlow switch plus a high-end NFV computer platform in a single 1U device. The Broadcom switch silicon, managed by the OpenFlow protocol for the Broadcom OF-DPA, provides full line rate switching across all ports.
(2) With the Broadcom FASTPATH®, the ESP-9230 helps users achieve quick time-to-market for new Ethernet products. FASTPATH operates on the Linux operating system and supports numerous industry RFCs, standards and protocols, like L2 and L3 Ethernet switching, and routing protocols.
(3) Loaded with the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE), the ESP-9230 supports the installation of compatible independent switchOS offerings. The ESP-9230 supports the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) for zero touch installation of network operating systems.
The ESP-9112 is a new generation of switch from Advantech Networks and Communications Group and is optimized for use in software-defined networks (SDN) requiring 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. It combines a high performance, low-latency Broadcom StrataXGS® Trident II BCM56854 switch for up to 680Gbps of forwarding bandwidth and a server-class Freescale QorIQ T4240 communication processor with 24-cores, providing a powerful and flexible platform that supports enhanced features essential for top-of-the-rack deployment in modern data center switching installations. Data center networks require increasingly denser 10GbE and 40GbE connectivity at the access and aggregation layers in order to address the higher speed network interface cards being deployed in servers and the increased link utilization due to widespread use of virtualization. The ESP-9112 combines the performance and efficiency of a traditional network switch with the manageability, flexibility and security required for SDN.Show More
With fiber support for six 40GbE QSFP ports and forty-four 10GbE SFP ports in a 1U rackmount design, the ESP-9112 can be used to build highly scalable, feature-rich, top-of-rack switches and aggregation equipment to connect big data, cloud and optimized workloads in the data center. When enabled by VortiQa Open Network switch software, Enterprise IT and cloud service providers will be able to drive greater flexibility and efficiency into their software defined infrastructure to support the increasing demand for new and innovative services. The platform utilizes standards-based protocols such as OpenFlow, and supports manageability through open technologies such as OpenStack and OpenDaylight. It also enables exceptional network security for virtualized environments by supporting the integration of high performance packet processing functions such as firewalling, intrusion detection and IPSEC over VxLAN. It also includes VNF support, commercial grade VortiQa SDN software supporting OpenFlow version 1.3 with extensions for Layer 4 and above protocols, and Layer 2/3 forwarding.
Redundant, hot swappable, DC power supplies and fans, along with IPMI 2.0 and OpenIPMI hardware management interfaces provide the high availability and management features which equip the switch for managing business-critical traffic. One 10/100/1000 Ethernet RJ45 port and two serial ports are available for out-of-band management with two USB ports available for installation and maintenance needs. One ID LED helps users identify fail equipment in short time. Two 128GB SSD devices within the chassis provide storage for boot images allowing external network nodes to be loaded and booted from the switch.
The ESP-9110 Enterprise-Class switch represents the entry level of Advantech’s white box switch portfolio. It integrates Layer 2 switching software optimized to meet the connectivity and performance requirements of cloud data centers, with 16 gigabit Ethernet combo ports, 8 SFP ports and 4 SFP ports offering greater installation flexibility. The ESP-9110 meets small data center requirements, delivering wire speed across all ports at up to 128 Gbps for Layer 2 traffic forwarding. In addition, the fanless convection design provides a higher degree of reliability, making it suitable for data centers operating at temperatures up to 45°C, while two 110~220 VAC input, built-in, redundant power modules ensure vital network capabilities for higher levels of availability. The ESP-9110 meets data center requirements for top-of-rack deployment; the switch can also be deployed to form a spine network, providing a high performance and cost-effective data center fabric that supports Software Defined Networking (SDN). The ESP-9110, when delivered with Advantech’s SDN software framework supports multiple protocols on the southbound interface, including Broadcom OF-DPA, OpenFlow and Indigo, allowing the ESP-9110 to be deployed as a physical switch under full SDN control.Show More