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Big Switch, Dell Power SDN Solution for Chinese Customer

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Big Switch Networks and Dell power a solution for CSM Media Research, Alcatel-Lucent and Avelacom build a 100G network from Moscow to London, and Broadcom launches a high-performance multi-core communications processor.

Big Switch and Dell enable cloud network for Chinese customer. Big Switch Networks announced that the company’s Open SDN Suite has been selected as the software-defined networking (SDN) controller and application platform deployed with an OpenFlow-based Dell networking solution for CSM Media Research, one of China’s leading media research and measurement companies. The deployment will span both data center network virtualization and network monitoring functions riding on top of a Dell 10G network architecture, including end-to-end management of a 10G network, network virtualization and real-time traffic monitoring. The SDN application will help CSM Media Research improve security, deliver network automation for their virtualized data center, and support more cost-effective network operations. “Our mutual commitment to SDN allows Dell and Big Switch to jointly deliver integrated customer solutions built upon Dell’s OpenFlow switching infrastructure and our Open SDN Suite,” said Big Switch CEO and co-founder Guido Appenzeller. “We are excited to see customers like CSM and others deploying our commercial SDN solutions into production environments at scale.”

Alcatel-Lucent and Avelacom build 100G network.  Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) and the Russia-based telecommunication carrier Avelacom announced plans to expand existing Avelacom’s 100G optical backbone network from Moscow to London. The 100G coherent transport network, which is based on Alcatel-Lucent’s Agile Optical Networking technology, will support speeds of 100 gigabit per second (100G), enabling high-capacity, high-speed distribution of data over extremely long distances. The solution is based on 100G Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology on its 1830 Photonic Service Switch (1830 PSS) platform. “This is our first deployment of a low latency 100G DWDM network in the Nordic and Baltic regions,” said Luis Martinez Amago, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s EMEA region. “Avelacom is a marketplace innovator by taking advantage of our solution to offer their customers a flexible high speed, high quality and low cost connectivity from Moscow and St. Petersburg to London. And Avelacom will be ready to upgrade to 400G speeds down the road thanks to our latest generation of the 400G Photonic Service Engine.”

Broadcom launches multi-core communications processors. Broadcom (BRCM) announced the world’s highest performance multi-core communications processor manufactured in 28nm. The new XLP900 Series is optimized for deployment of network functions such as hardware acceleration, virtualization and deep packet inspection. “Our new XLP900 Series of processors integrates server-class CPU core performance with industry-leading networking and communications technology to deliver the industry’s highest performance, most scalable and intelligent processor for next-generation networks,” said Ron Jankov, Broadcom Senior Vice President and General Manager, Processor and Wireless Infrastructure. “By out-executing the industry and being first to market with a multicore solution capable of over a trillion operations per second, we once again raise the bar and further solidify our technical leadership.” The XLP900 series of processors offer 160Gbps application performance, scalable to 1.28Tbps.

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John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

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