Edgecore Networks Introduces New Core Router Series for Cloud Infrastructure

Edgecore Networks has announced the introduction of a new open router product series. The AS7926-40XKFB 100G Aggregation router solutions would allow carriers to upgrade their network infrastructure to identify the challenges of 5G deployment and the tremendous traffic growth from the network edge to the core.

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Talking about Edgecore Networks, it is a subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation. It provides wireless and wired networking products and solutions via systems integrators and channel partners worldwide for enterprises, service providers, SMB customers, and data centers.

Edgecore is providing a full line of open 1G-400G Ethernet OCP accepted switches, cell site gateways, core routers, virtual PON OLTs, Wi-Fi access points, and packet transponders that provide a choice of commercial and open source NOS and SDN software.

With the rollout of 5G mobile networks, cloud service providers and carriers are modifying their network infrastructure to address significant growth in bandwidth consumption driven by increased users and new services, stated Edgecore Networks. The new core router series introduced by Edgecore Networks would cater to these needs.

AS7926-40XKFB Details

Photo Matt Roman, VP of Marketing and Product Management, Edgecore Networks
“Edgecore’s new core router family helps carriers upgrade their network infrastructure to address the network challenges of 5G deployment,” said Matt Roman, VP of Marketing and Product Management, Edgecore Networks.

The AS7926-40XKFB is a 100G deep packet buffer core router that can operate as a standalone device. It can also be stacked with another unit to build a small core system. The device can get connected to Edgecore’s AS9926-24D Fabric switches to create a 96Tbps Distributed Disaggregated Chassis (DDG) router. This flexible and scalable system would offer high throughput along with considerably efficient traffic management to remove network bottlenecks.

The AS7926-40XKFB runs on Broadcom’s StrataDNX Jericho2 ASIC and provides non-blocking line-rate performance over thirteen fabric interfaces and forty 100G Ethernet interfaces. The NEBS3 compliant AS7926-40XKFB comes with a thermally efficient design with hot-swappable power supplies and fans. It would also support telecom grade timing and synchronization. The chassis offered in the device is quite compact compared to other alternatives available in the market. Moreover, AS7926-40XKFB has highly versatile deployment options and the installation process is not that complex, according to Edgecore Networks.

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Vice President’s Take

Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at Edgecore Networks, Matt Roman, said that Edgecore’s new core router series provides the best in class solution for the next generation of cloud router and service provider infrastructure. This solution would aid in upgrading network infrastructure to identify the network challenges faced while 5G deployment. He concluded by saying that along with different software partners, Edgecore Networks is dedicated to providing leading open disaggregated network solutions and it enables value-added application development.

Wei-Ai Tai, Director of Business Development at Broadcom, said that they are pleased to continue their collaboration with Edgecore Networks that has been going on for a long time. He further said that Broadcom’s DNX Jericho2 and Ramon are purpose-built for the Distributed Disaggregated Router model and provide a highly scalable architecture, allowing operators to rapidly expand capacity needs.