Edgecore Networks Introduces the CSP-7550 Server-switch Solution for Network Visibility Monitoring, Virtualized Security, and Mobile LTE/5G Gateway Applications
Edgecore Networks, the leader in open networking solutions, today announces the hyper-cloud appliance solution for high-performance network visibility monitoring, hardware-enhanced virtualized security, and mobile LTE/5G gateway applications. Fueled by the Intel Tofino Expandable Architecture, the CSP-7550 is a server-switch based on Intel Xeon Scalable processors with built-in AI accelerators. The switch system includes 32 x 100 GbE network ports based on a P4 programmable Intel Tofino Intelligent Fabric Processor (IFP) and optimized for the Intel Xeon Scalable platform increasing CPU capacity and performance for virtual machine consolidation and density, as well as boosting memory bandwidth.
As a network solution provider, Edgecore understands the requirements of modern network deployments and is dedicated to delivering new levels of service and breakthrough performance for operators, unlocking the potential of open networking and releasing a new service experience across mobile and multi-cloud landscapes. The CSP-7550 is a powerful platform optimized for the Intel Tofino Expandable Architecture to deliver large and fast table lookups, high-performance computing, and predictable forwarding times. The CSP-7550 gives cloud service providers the scalability to handle increasing traffic loads and demanding computing requirements.
The CSP-7550 includes eight DDR4 DIMM slots per CPU, with local storage options including two SATA III or PCIe. It supports four open PCIe slots for customers to choose whatever kind of standard FPGA, Smart NIC, or AI/ML PCIe cards etc. for different applications. In addition, the CSP-7550 supports an optional FPGA card, which has a high-speed connection to the Tofino chipset. With the FPGA card, the CSP-7550 is able to support extra-large tables for hundreds of millions of session entries or provide tens of GBs of high-speed buffering for Hierarchical Quality of Service (HQoS).
The CSP-7550 is a truly open platform, operators have the flexibility to install an operating system ad application software that precisely suits their needs or build their own customized device that represents a solid future-proof investment. The CSP-7550 also supports Enterprise SONiC Distribution by Edgecore, with various applications and features that can be easily added and integrated based on a customer's needs.
With its server-grade computing and hardware-enhanced security capabilities, the CSP-7550 is an ideal solution as a Server Load balancer (SLB), Network Packet Broker (NPB), Broadband Network Gateway (BNG), or 5G User Plane Function (UPF). The new server-switch solution delivers high-performance and flexibility in cloud data centers and at the edge, enhancing computing, switching, and storage applications to meet the demands of modern network deployments.
Nanda Ravindran, Vice President of Product Management of Edgecore, said, "Edgecore's new hyper cloud appliance delivers the industry's leading turnkey solution for the most demanding of network environments. Network operators are starting to embrace open network solutions and requiring more powerful platforms for high-performance computing. CSP-7550 Server-switch with enhanced CPU capacity and performance enables value-added application development to address continuously expanding network requirements. Edgecore offers greater choice and flexibility for network operators to build modern networking infrastructures for the multi-cloud and mobile-centric world."
"As the industry is gearing towards programmable infrastructure, we are pleased to offer multi-terabit performance with Intel Tofino Expandable Architecture optimized for customers evolving edge-to-cloud requirements, such as load balancing, security, telco user plane functions and broadband gateways," said Barry Davis, General Manager of Marketing and Software Planning at Intel. "Based on P4 Tofino Expandable Architecture, which combines fully programmable Intel Tofino Intelligent Fabric Processors (IFPs) with Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs and accelerators such as Intel Stratix 10 MX FPGA cards, our integrated solution will fulfill many different deployment requirements ranging from medium businesses to carrier-level service providers."
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 data center, service provider, enterprise, and SMB customers. Edgecore Networks is the leader in open networking, providing a full line of open 1G-400G Ethernet switches, core routers, cell site gateways, virtual PON OLTs, packet transponders, and Wi-Fi access points that offer a choice of commercial and open source NOS and SDN software. For more information, visit www.edge-core.com.
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