The full network migration by IP Infusion and Edgecore of their disaggregated networking solution at the London Internet Exchange (LINX) Manchester interconnection point has been completed. Using open network switches from Edgecore Networks and the OcNOS network operating software from IP Infusion, LINX has been able to reduce their TCO and to bring greater levels of service quality to their customers.
The London Internet Exchange mirrored their LON2 set up at LINX Manchester with the Edgecore Networks/IP Infusion solution, moving away from the single supplier source to give IXP members increased flexibility and continued value for their membership. The scalable solution from Edgecore Networks/IP Infusion also allows LINX to implement the network redundancy to the exchange, a vast upgrade from an existing single point of failure.
“The disaggregated networking solution from Edgecore and IP Infusion is more cost effective,” said Mark Lloyd, Principal Network Engineer, LINX. “It also allows us to deliver more long-term technical improvements and capabilities faster.”
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“We are proud of the role Edgecore Networks has played in this vital deployment for LINX. Edgecore’s hyperscale open switches with IP Infusion’s robust, high function NOS, allow LINX to deliver more flexible services at a lower cost,” said George Tchaparian, President and CEO, Edgecore Networks. “LINX pioneered the first open network IXP deployment, and we look forward to other operators embracing this innovative model.”
Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, IP Infusion enables disaggregated networking solutions for carriers, service providers and data center operators. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation, Edgecore Networks provides traditional and open network solutions. The company delivers wired and wireless networking products and solutions through channel partners and systems integrators worldwide for the data center, service provider, enterprise and SMB markets.
“The migration of the Manchester deployment gives another validation of disaggregated networking for mission-critical applications,” said Atsushi Ogata, President and CEO, IP Infusion. “It serves as an excellent example for other service providers looking to upgrade their existing networks by adopting disaggregated networking solutions.”