Champion ONE has added to its line of white box switches with a 100G open network switch platform. The switch offers space for 32 QSFP28 ports as well as a range of software options for use in software-defined networking/network functions virtualization (SDN/NFV) environments.
The company sees the 100G white box switches playing in a variety of network applications, including service provider network core and edge, campus, and metro Ethernet applications; and data center top-of-rack applications supporting 10/25 Gigabit Ethernet connections to servers with 40/50/100 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks and 40/50/100 Gigabit Ethernet spine interconnects in a SDN/NFV leaf-spine architecture.
The switch offers full line-rate Layer 2/3 switching based on a Broadcom chipset. The ports may be configured in several ways including 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet or 4x25 Gigabit Ethernet or 4x10 Gigabit Ethernet connections, the latter two via breakout cables.
The switch is based on an open architecture. "As the industry continues to migrate toward open networking technologies, this switch is a natural fit for our customers. It will provide greater control and flexibility over software and virtualization to adapt to future needs," explained Champion ONE CEO John Jutila. "We are now able to offer our customers a fully disaggregated solution: a 100G switch with a complete line of open standards-based 100G transceiver options and multiple software options at a competitive price."
The data sheet for the switch can be found on the company's website.
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