Turnkey Edge-Core solution simplifies customer procurement

Edge-Core Networks Accelerates Open Networking with Integrated Cumulus®
Linux® Worldwide
Turnkey Edge-Core solution simplifies customer
procurement, deployment and support
Hsinchu, Taiwan and Mountain View, California, September 3, 2014– Edge-Core
Networks, a leading provider of networking solutions for data centers and enterprises, and
Cumulus Networks®, creator of the first full-featured Linux network operating system, today
announced the availability of Edge-Core data center switches with integrated Cumulus Linux
operating system. Through an OEM agreement with Cumulus Networks, Edge-Core will deliver
and service a full portfolio of 1GbE, 10GbE, and 40GbE data center switches with Cumulus Linux
built-in for top-of-rack and spine deployment, through its integration partners across North and
“For over a year, Edge-Core and Cumulus Networks have partnered to deliver network solutions
to public and private cloud data center operators, who deploy Edge-Core’s best-in-class baremetal switches and Cumulus Networks’ revolutionary Linux network operating system,” said
Paul Kim, President of Edge-Core Networks. “Now, Edge-Core is pleased to extend this
partnership by offering turnkey switch solutions with Cumulus Linux bundled on our TOR and
spine switches. This will provide customers with a single point of contact for data center fabrics
that lower operational expenses while increasing business agility. This integrated solution will
also help to ease the adoption of bare-metal switching in emerging markets.”
“Over the last year, we’ve seen a significant industry shift towards an open networking model,”
said Reza Malekzadeh, Vice President of Business, Cumulus Networks. “Edge-Core’s standard
high quality bare-metal switch product line has been one of the key enablers for this new reality
in networking. Today, we’re very excited to partner even more closely with Edge-Core to deliver
a best-of-breed turnkey solution that will accelerate the deployment of modern data center
infrastructure and make it even more accessible to a wide range of customers – from traditional
enterprises to web-scale service providers.”
Product Availability
The following Edge-Core data center switches with integrated Cumulus Linux are available now
from Edge-Core channel partners worldwide. All products are designed with the high
performance and high availability features required for deployment in the data center as top-ofrack or spine switches, with redundant fans, redundant AC or 48VDC power options, 12VDC
power options, and options for front-to-back or back-to-front airflow. Cumulus Linux provides
open Layer 2, Layer 3, and modern network virtualization capabilities for scalable data center
fabrics, while delivering operating cost efficiencies with Linux management, provisioning,
Cumulus Linux is preloaded on the switches, with software license and support bundled. EdgeCore is fulfilling the license.
AS6701-32X-C 32-port QSFP switch, supporting 32x40GbE ports or up to 104x10GbE
ports, for top-of-rack or spine deployment
AS5610-52X-C 48-port SFP+ 1/10GbE ports, with 4-port QSFP for 10GbE or 40GbE
uplinks, PHY-less design, ideal for top-of-rack switching in server racks with 10GbE
AS5600-52X-C 48-port SFP+ 1/10GbE ports, with 4-port QSFP for 10GbE or 40GbE
uplinks, ideal for top-of-rack switching in server racks with 10GbE servers
AS4600-54T-C 48-port RJ-45 1GbE ports, with 4-port SFP+ for 10GbE uplinks, for topof-rack switching in server racks with 1GbE servers
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