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Edge-Core Networks Accelerates Open Networking with Integrated Cumulus® Linux® Worldwide

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 a partnership agreement with Cumulus Networks, Edge-Core will deliver and service through its integration partners across North and South America, APAC, EMEA, Russia and CIS a full portfolio of 1GbE, 10GbE, and 40GbE data center switches with Cumulus Linux built-in for top-of-rack (TOR) and spine deployment.

“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 bare-metal switches and Cumulus Networks’ revolutionary Linux network operating system,” said George Tchaparian, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Business Development of Accton Technology Corporation, the parent company of Edge-Core and developer of its data center switches. “Edge-Core is now pleased to extend this partnership by offering turnkey switches with Cumulus Linux bundled on our TOR and spine switches which will provide a single point of contact for product delivery and support, and make the solution more widely available 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-of-rack 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, automation and analytics tools.

Cumulus Linux is preloaded on the switches, with support for the switch hardware and software bundled into the Edge-Core turnkey product.

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 servers

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 top-of-rack switching in server racks with 1GbE servers

About Edge-Core Networks

Edge-Core Networks delivers innovative networking solutions to enterprise, SMB, data center, and service provider customers worldwide. Working with its technology and channel partners, Edge-Core provides solutions which increase network responsiveness while reducing equipment and operating costs. Edge-Core is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation, the leading network ODM. The Edge-Core data center switches are developed and manufactured by Accton. Additional information can be found at www.Edge-Core.com.

About Cumulus Networks

Cumulus Networks is bringing the Linux revolution to networking. Founded by veteran networking engineers from Cisco and VMware, Cumulus Networks makes the first Linux operating system for networking hardware and fills a critical gap in realizing the promise of the software-defined data center. Just as Linux completely transformed the economics and innovation on the server side of the data center, Cumulus Linux is doing the same for the network. It is radically reducing the costs and complexities of operating modern data center networks for service providers and enterprises. Cumulus Networks has received venture funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Peter Wagner and four of the original VMware founders. For more information visit www.cumulusnetworks.com or follow @cumulusnetworks.

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