Increasingly, cloud and 5G network operators are looking to Distributed, Disaggregated Chassis to replace traditional proprietary chassis in order to enable standards based hardware, choice in NOS and to avoid vendor lock in.
This CLOS AEC solution is based on Broadcom’s Jericho2 and Ramon cell-based fabric routing platform which provides deterministic routing capabilities for cloud and 5G network operators.
The first public demonstration of a Distributed, Disaggregated Chassis, as proposed by AT&T and the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), was shown at the Virtual OCP Summit 2020. This implementation of 96Tb Medium Cluster DDC was prepared by DriveNets, Credo, and UfiSpace.
DriveNets helps Communications Service Providers (CSPs) take advantage of the greatest demand surge in Telco history, substantially growing their profitability by changing their technological and economic models.
DriveNets' solution — Network Cloud changes the traditional networking architecture that has been in place for twenty years by adapting the architectural model of hyperscalers to Telco-grade networking.
Network Cloud is a cloud-native software that runs over standard white boxes, radically simplifying the network's operational model, offering Telco-scale performance at a much lower cost.
Credo is a leading provider of high performance, mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for the data center, enterprise networking and high-performance computing markets requiring single-lane 25G, 50G, and 100G connectivity for 100G, 200G, 400G, and 800G port enabled networks.
Credo’s HiWire™ Active Electrical Cables deliver plug and play 400G connectivity today that is more affordable than optical solutions and more reliable than copper.
The HiWire CLOS AEC cable used in this DDC demo enables 75% greater density compared to DACs while reducing power 75% compared to optical interconnects.
UfiSpace spearheads the 5G network white-box platform solution by providing US major network operators the capability to support legacy baseband unit systems and next-gen 5G baseband unit systems operating at 10/25 Gbps and with backhaul speeds of 100/400 Gbps.
UfiSpace has been a champion for open commodity hardware and disaggregated NOS architecture which enables a more flexible, scalable and cost-effective alternative to the traditional proprietary, closed system.
UfiSpace is accelerating 5G deployment and the transformation in software defined infrastructure.
Keysight is a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world.
Keysight and Credo collaborated to deliver the industry’s first cost-effective test solution for PAM-4-to-NRZ signal conversion technology for 400G-to-100G data center, enabling 400G testers to validate legacy 100G devices and networks.
This test solution enables data center operators to leverage 400 Gigabit Ethernet capable test ports to link with and test legacy 100GE network equipment. The solution uses an Ixia AresONE Layer 1 though 3 test system (PAM-4) is interconnected to 100G NRZ networking equipment using Credo’s HiWire SHIFT Active Electrical Cables.
News Release: Credo Announces HiWire CLOS AEC at 2020 OCP Global Summit
Blog: Active Electrical Cables (AEC) Becoming an Important Part of Data Center Architectures
News Release: TIP and OCP to Accelerate Network Disaggregation Efforts with the Help of DriveNets and its Proven Network Cloud High-scale Solution
News Release: AT&T Submits White Box Design to the Open Compute Project
Whitepaper: The Future of IP Networking — Time for Radical Change