Tuesday, June 1, 2021 1:41:18 PM Asia/Taipei
Monday, March 29, 2021 10:22:03 PM Asia/Taipei
We already talked quite a bit about white-box switch architecture and how networking software works. There were pieces about basics, ICOS, OpenSwitch. All squares, arrows, names, and other theoretical cliches, completely unbound from the material base.
This one will be a more physical piece, looking inside one of the most advanced products on the market - a 12.8Tbps box with 32x400G QSFP-DD ports. As of now, it’s cutting-edge hardware, being deployed by hyper-scalers, and only started getting tentative interest outside these huge guys.
Today we are covering Aurora 820 by Netberg with the Broadcom Tomahawk3 BCM56980 at the core.
Thursday, December 10, 2020 11:42:35 AM Asia/Taipei
A very low cost 100G SR4 transceiver available now from Optech.
Only 80 USD for a high-quality module with all-round compatibility to make 100G networks affordable for everybody.
Friday, July 17, 2020 4:45:26 PM Asia/Taipei
NVIDIA Cumulus Linux 4.2.0 is a minor release that supports new platforms, provides bug fixes and contains several new features and improvements.Read More
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:31:32 PM Asia/Taipei
Besides standard talks about exciting prospects, key products, acceleration, disaggregation, new growth, and other blah-blah-blah, there are two changes we'd like to mention.
The first one - a change in the business model. All transactions are moving to an authorized Cumulus/Mellanox distributor. There will be a week or two of chaos before the new structure starts working.
The second one - since the last week, perpetual licenses are unbundled from software updates and support. Now it's possible to get a license and rely only on public resources and community talks. It could be a reasonable choice if you have a lot of experience with Cumulus Linux and other products.Read More
Thursday, April 30, 2020 11:25:12 AM Asia/Taipei
NetQ 3.0 Highlights:
With the addition of full lifecycle management functionality, NetQ 3.0 now combines the ability to easily upgrade, configure and deploy network elements with a full suite of operations capabilities, such as visibility, troubleshooting, validation, trace and comparative look-back functionality. The addition of LCM complements customer deployments of Cumulus Linux and helps to further reduce operations costs, increase flexibility, reduce security risks and maximize the value of network infrastructure. Included in the updated software are lifecycle management (LCM) capabilities that enable NetQ to deliver upgrade and configuration management with push button simplicity helping remove complexity and open the door to adoption of open networking.
Upgrade Management: NetQ now offers simplified software upgrade functionality for Cumulus Linux at the push of a button and provides a critical function for Cumulus Linux customers. What previously would require automation scripting and significant development effort to perform a software upgrade, can now be done simply with the push of a button through NetQ’s simple to use GUI interface. NetQ removes all of the complexity, workstreams, hassle and risks associated with the upgrade process, allowing our customers to focus on more strategic efforts. NetQ LCM is a must-have capability for all Cumulus Networks customers and adoption of open networking has never been easier!
Configuration Management: NetQ will soon (mid-year timeframe) support Cumulus Linux installations and configurations, making Cumulus Linux easier to deploy and manage, allowing customers to easily install a new switch and push a golden configuration from a centralized location. In addition, NetQ provides customers with the ability to enforce standards and best practices, deploy configlet that helps to automate repetitive configuration tasks and easily identify configuration differences when configurations on the box do not match the default configuration.
The inclusion of network lifecycle management practices helps data centers lower operational costs, increase flexibility, reduce security risks and maximize the value of networking infrastructure.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:58:29 PM Asia/Taipei
This version is a minor release that supports new hardware platforms, provides bug fixes, and contains several new features and improvements.Read More
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:48:32 PM Asia/Taipei
With growing demand from the research community for access to Tofino-powered switches, we are happy to announce joining Academia and Research program.Read More
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 2:24:24 PM Asia/Taipei
Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:14:34 PM Asia/Taipei
Thanks to the RD team efforts, VxLAN routing is working now in ICOS NOS on Netberg platforms.
Please check this article on VxLAN configuration and routing.