DriveNets Partners with Industry Leaders Broadcom, UfiSpace, Edgecore and Delta to Democratize Service Provider Networking, Disaggregating the Networking Model and Supporting Any Mix of Routing Elements
– The industry move towards a distributed disaggregated routing model is gaining momentum
– DriveNets Network Cloud software solution is engaged in POCs with several tier-1 Service Providers that seek the opportunity to grow profits, and scale capacity and services in the 5G era
Ra’anana Israel, Dec 10, 2019 – DriveNets, the networking software company today announced partnerships with leading ODMs UFISpace, Edgecore Networks and Delta whose open networking platforms (white boxes) provide the physical building blocks for the distributed disaggregated chassis (DDC) model, and Broadcom whose latest merchant silicon chips – Ramon and Jericho2 enable the capacity and scale required by this new networking model. DriveNets Network Cloud software solution combined with these industry partnerships create a networking ecosystem that empowers the Service Provider market for the first time with infrastructure flexibility and choice, ending vendor lock-in. The disaggregated architecture allows service providers to accelerate network capacity growth, improve network profitability, roll out new services and scale with unprecedented operational flexibility. The solution is already in POCs with leading service providers globally.
DriveNets recently announced that their Network Cloud was the first to support the distributed disaggregated routing model presented at the OCP Regional Summit in Amsterdam and is the largest cloud-native disaggregated core and edge router on the market which uniquely scales from a single-box router of 4Tb/s, to a cluster of white boxes that operate as a single router supporting 768 Tb/s (7680 ports of 100G).
“The release of our DDC specifications to the OCP takes our white box strategy to the next level,” said Chris Rice, SVP of Network Infrastructure and Cloud at AT&T. “We’re entering an era where 100G simply can’t handle all of the new demands on our network. Designing a class of open and flexible routers that can operate at 400G is critical to supporting the massive bandwidth demands that will come with 5G and fiber-based broadband services. We’re confident these specifications are driving an innovative ecosystem for DDC white box architecture that other service providers can adopt and embrace.”
“UfiSpace has been among the first set of vendors who committed to opening the networking model, and we have already demonstrated our open routing solutions with AT&T at the Open Networking Summit (ONS) in April.” said Vincent Ho, CEO UfiSpace. “We are now proud to expand these efforts and work with DriveNets and Broadcom to take open networking to the next level, starting at the core and edge of carrier networks. Our solutions are already in the labs of the largest service providers in the world who believe that disaggregating is the future for networks.”
“Edgecore has been leading the deployment of 100G/400G routing based on Broadcom’s StrataXGS and StrataDNX architecture combining our Open Networking platforms with DriveNets Network Cloud software to create unprecedented levels of efficiency, performance and scale for service providers’ networks,” said George Tchaparian, President and CEO of Edgecore Networks. “We are committed to continue providing innovative platforms that provide freedom and choice to leading operators worldwide, accelerating their network and business growth.”
“Delta is committed to supporting business models that add agility and efficiency to customers’ networks, such as disaggregation.” said Victor Cheng, Delta’s Senior Vice President and General Manager of its Information and Communications Technology Business Group. He added, “We are honored to partner with DriveNets to help our customers realize their vision.”
“Momentum is building for new IP core and edge network architectures based on disaggregated hardware and software and the use of white boxes,” said Shin Umeda, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group. “The new architectures enable service providers to grow their networks faster and more efficiently, while reducing their dependency on traditional vendor integrated solutions. We see the potential for disaggregation to bring networking capabilities to service providers along the lines of how disaggregation impacted hyperscale cloud networking”.
“We are pleased to see the broad adoption of Jericho2 products across the networking industry,” said Ram Velaga, senior vice president and general manager, Switch Products Division, Broadcom. “Combined with innovative DriveNets Network Cloud software, this new distributed disaggregation chassis routing model, based on Jericho2 and submitted to the OCP, delivers industry-leading scale with CapEx and OpEx savings for service providers.”
“We are proud to be part of such a distinguished open ecosystem of industry leaders and partners who are working together to create a disaggregated networking architecture that allows service providers to stay ahead of service demand growth and avoid being slowed down by specific vendor offerings,” said Ido Susan, CEO and Co-Founder, DriveNets. “Our goal is to continue to grow this ecosystem and support additional hardware and software offerings that can expand service providers’ capabilities.”
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 the past 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.
DriveNets was founded by Ido Susan and Hillel Kobrinsky, two successful Telco entrepreneurs. Susan previously co-founded Intucell, the company that invented the Self Optimizing Network (SON) which was acquired by Cisco in 2013 for $475 million. Kobrinsky founded the web conferencing specialist, Interwise, which was acquired by AT&T for $121 million.
Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGO) is a global technology leader that designs, develops and supplies a broad range of semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions. Broadcom’s category-leading product portfolio serves critical markets including data center, networking, enterprise software, broadband, wireless, storage and industrial. Our solutions include data center networking and storage, enterprise, mainframe and cyber security software focused on automation, monitoring and security, smartphone components, telecoms and factory automation. For more information, go to www.broadcom.com.
Ufi Space Co., Ltd. spearheads the 5G network white-box platform solution by providing US major network operator 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 leverages its expertise in hardware platform together with orchestration and virtualization techniques developed by partners to accelerate 5G deployment and the transformation in software defined infrastructure.
About Edgecore Networks
Edgecore Networks is the leader in open networking, with an extensive portfolio of open 1G-400G Ethernet OCP Accepted™ switches, core routers, cell site gateways, virtual PON OLTs, packet transponders, and Wi-Fi access points that offer choice of commercial and open source NOS and SDN software. For more information, visit www.edge-core.com Edgecore Networks delivers wired and wireless networking products and solutions through channel partners and system integrators worldwide for Data Center, Service Provider, Enterprise and SMB customers. Edgecore Networks Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation, the leading network ODM.
Delta, founded in 1971, is a global provider of switching power supplies and thermal management products with a thriving portfolio of smart energy-saving systems and solutions in the fields of industrial automation, building automation, telecom power, data center infrastructure, EV charging, renewable energy, energy storage and display, to nurture the development of smart manufacturing and sustainable cities. As a world-class corporate citizen guided by its mission statement, “To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow,” Delta leverages its core competence in high-efficiency power electronics and its CSR-embedded business model to address key environmental issues, such as climate change. Delta serves customers through its sales offices, R&D centers and manufacturing facilities spread over close to 200 locations across 5 continents.
Throughout its history, Delta has received various global awards and recognition for its business achievements, innovative technologies and dedication to CSR. Since 2011, Delta has been listed on the DJSI World Index of Dow Jones Sustainability™ Indices for 9 consecutive years. In 2017, Delta was selected by CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) for its Climate Change Leadership Level for the 2nd consecutive year.