Transforming Network Infrastructure Industry News




TMCNet:  IP Infusion Releases IPI DC-BOX, a Ready-to-Deploy Data Center in a Bundle

[November 08, 2018]

IP Infusion Releases IPI DC-BOX, a Ready-to-Deploy Data Center in a Bundle

IP Infusion, a leading provider of intelligent network software for telecom and data communications services, announced that the company is releasing IPI DC-BOX, a ready-to-deploy data center in a bundle, making it easier to build a data center Point of Delivery (POD) with software, open networking switches and configurations or to build their own configuration from individual switches loaded with software.

IPI DC-BOX, a pre-validated solution, gives data center operators the benefits of faster deployment and improved time-to-market in an easy-to-order bundle which includes the required software, hardware support and cables. The IPI DC-BOX bundle includes two leaf switches (AS5812-54X) and two spine switches (AS7712-32X) from Edgecore Networks (News - Alert) running OcNOS™ network operating system from IP Infusion (News - Alert). With this pre-validated bundle, data center operators are now able to deploy an Internet Exchange solution or CLOS Fabric for faster cloud data center roll-outs.

IPI DC-BOX supports common data center architectures such as Leaf Spine architecture, CLOS Fabric, Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC), and Multi-tenant cloud data centers. As an example, The London Internet Exchange (LINX) uses the combination of OcNOS and Edgecore switches in their LINX LON2 network, the world's first disaggregated network using EVPN technology and an extended data center leaf-spine architecture spread over 10 locations.

The pre-configured IPI DC-BOX bundle is installed with the carrier-grade OcNOS network operating system on white box switches to give data center operators the benefits of disaggregated networking. The DC solution supports key features such as L3 fabric, controllerless management using EVPN, network segmentation and virtualization using VXLAN, multihoming for redundancy, BFD for faster covergence, ACL/QoS policies for fine grained control, support for sFlow and management automation.

"IPI DC-BOX accelerates the move to next generation data center architectures with open networking switches and delivers carrier-grade performance," said Atsushi Ogata, President and CEO of IP Infusion. "With the DC-BOX bundle, IPI serves as a single point of contact for our customers seeking to leverage the benefits of disaggregated networks with the goal of making the ordering and support process simpler."

IP Infusion's hardware and technology partners who support IPI DC-BOX include:

"We conducted very thorough research on the various disaggregated options, addressed the challenges and validated this solution for use by others in the industry who are considering the implementation of a disaggregated model. LINX deployed OcNOS on open network switches from Edgecore Networks based on Broadcom (News - Alert) Tomahawk and Trident II+ silicon to build the disaggregated model for our LON2 network. This solution is delivering reduced total cost of ownership and greater levels of service quality to our members." - Richard Petrie, Chief Technology Officer of The London Internet Exchange (LINX).

"Edgecore industry-leading open network switches, along with IP Infusion's robust, high function OcNOS network operating system makes the IPI DC-BOX a convenient package to build modern data centers. Open network architectures allow data center operators to build capacity to meet demand, using standard components that can scale and at a lower cost than traditional designs. Data center operators will now be delivering more services, at lower costs, with the flexibility and performance of an open network architecture at 100G." - George Tchaparian, CEO, Edgecore Networks.

"We are pleased to work with IPI to support OcNOS carrier grade network operating system on Broadcom's switching silicon. OcNOS' rich feature set including VxLAN and BGP EVPN combined with Broadcom's market-leading switches is a powerful combination for modern cloud data center use cases." - Eli Karpilovski, Director, Product Management and Marketing - Switch Software, Switch Products, Broadcom.

About IP Infusion

IP Infusion, the leader in disaggregated networking solutions, delivers enterprise and carrier-grade software solutions allowing network operators to reduce network costs, increase flexibility, and to deploy new features and services quickly. IP Infusion's OcNOS, the industry's first enterprise and carrier-grade network operating system for Open Compute hardware, allows for easier implementation of large-scale IT networks, and offers customers white box solutions to deploy more quickly. VirNOS, an NFV-based software platform, provides carriers and enterprises with a cost-effective network OS approach to implement and manage their networking services. With the OcNOS and VirNOS network operating systems, both powered by ZebOS, IP Infusion offers network operators, carriers, and enterprises with the physical and virtual software solutions they need to achieve the disaggregated networking model. Over 300 customers worldwide, including major networking equipment manufacturers, use IP Infusion's respected ZebOS platform to build networks to address the evolving needs of cloud, carrier and mobile networking. IP Infusion is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and is a wholly owned and independently operated subsidiary of ACCESS CO., LTD. Additional information can be found at http://www.ipinfusion.com.

IP Infusion, ZebOS, VirNOS and OcNOS are trademarks or registered trademarks of IP Infusion. ACCESS is registered trademarks or trademarks of ACCESS CO., LTD. in the United States, Japan and/or other countries. Northforge Innovations is a registered trademark of Northforge Innovations, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.


[ Back To Transforming Network Infrastructure's Homepage ]





Click here to share your opinion – Would color of equipment influence your purchasing decision, one way or another?





Featured Blog Entries

Day 4, Cisco Live! - The Wrap

Day 4 was the final day of our first ever Cisco Live! We had a great show, with many great conversations and new connections with existing and potential end users, resellers, partners and job hunters.

Day 3, Cisco Live!

Day 3 of Cisco Live is history! For Fiber Mountain, we continued to enjoy visits from decision makers and influencers who were eager to share their data center and structured cabling challenges.

Day 2, Cisco Live!

Tuesday was Day 2 of Cisco Live for Fiber Mountain and we continued to experience high levels of traffic, with many high value decision makers and influencers visiting our booth. One very interesting difference from most conferences I attend is that there are no titles on anyone's show badges. This allows open conversations without people being pretentious. I think this is a very good idea.

Day 1, Cisco Live!

Fiber Mountain is exhibiting at Cisco Live! In Las Vegas for the first time ever! Our first day was hugely successful from just about any perspective - from quantity and quality of booth visitors to successful meetings with customers.

Industry News