STORDIS is proud to be awarded the Edgecore Networks Corporation Partner Award for our outstanding efforts in bringing the Open Networking Revolution to Europe.

STORDIS CEO Alexander P. Jeffries gratefully accepted the award for shipping most open networking switches in Europe during 2017 at this year’s partner seminar. Edgecore Networks is a leading manufacturer of high-quality bare-metal switches. In combination with switch OSes like PICA8, Inc., Cumulus Networks, IP Infusion, Noviware from NoviFlow Inc., these switches can adapt to different use cases like Telco, Enterprise or Datacenter.

STORDIS is helping companies to find the best match of Edgecore hardware and the most fitting software since 2015. Get in touch with us and we’ll help you find yours as well.

STORDIS is on the very front-line of the Open Networking Revolution in Europe and beyond. With STORDIS LABS we are running two of the most advanced testing facilities for disaggregated networking hardware and Switch Operating Systems NOS in Europe. We are proud to maintain a close partnership with worldwide known companies such as: PICA8, Inc., Barefoot Networks, NoviFlow Inc., Edgecore Networks Corporation, Delta Electronics and to contribute as a member of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF).

Make sure to keep an eye on STORDIS as we are about to become “the champion of open source networking hardware and software for European service providers”.

Read the full article on SDxCentral.

Interesting article about Barefoot Networks on SDxCentral.

“One of Barefoot’s most-touted capabilities is that it enables programmability of the forwarding plane. “With the programmable chip what you can actually do is assign the resources to only the pieces you want (…)”, said Sylvanus “Prem” Jonnalagadda”. ” Tofino could also replace traditional load balancing. Layer 4 load balancing is typically done by appliances that are very expensive. But with Tofino that functionality can be embedded in the switch itself instead of having an expensive middle box.”

Would you like to know more about Barefoot, Tofino or the P4 Language Consortium ( Then get in touch with us.

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Big announcement from Edgecore Networks Corporation! “The introduction of the fully open Edgecore AS7316-26XB cell site gateway will extend open networking into cell site deployments, lowering cost and enabling increased software control from open platforms, to meet the increasing bandwidth and service demands that providers face in their mobile networks today and in their upcoming 5G rollouts.” says George Tchaparian, CEO from Edgecore.

STORDIS is your trusted partner for Edgecore products and Open Networking solutions. If you would like to know more, feel free to send us a message.

Here’s another success story from our partner PICA8, Inc.

This time you can read how a large US-based credit card services company wanted to upgrade its legacy three-tier network architecture as well as add granular network-based intrusion protection for its customers’ POS systems. With PicOS and white box networking switches, they found the perfect solution.

Would you like to know more about Open Networking? STORDIS can help you to find the best solution for your business!

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Interested in finding out more about Open Networking?

In this 5-minute interview with TelecomTV, STORDIS CEO Alexander P. Jeffries explains the benefits of a disaggregated network approach. The video was taken at this year’s Layer123 Events & Training #SDN #NFV World in The Hague.

If you would like to know more about this exciting development and how it can improve your network infrastructure, our experts are happy to get in touch with you.

Just visit our website or write to And make sure to follow STORDIS on LinkedIn to stay updated about the latest developments in Open Networking.


Another one to add to the list! – Pica8 successfully ported their famous PICOS® Enterprise Edition on Edgecore Networks‘ 100GbE high-performance data center switch AS7616-64X. This is great news for all network engineers as more and more Open Networking configurations become available.

The next thing to happen is our experts testing this particular configuration in our R&D facility STORDIS LABS to verify the compatibility and to provide set-up documentations and support services for our customers.

STORDIS can help you find your best Open Networking solution by offering tailor-made services such as consultancy, hardware sourcing, software installation, on-site deployment and professional support. By the way – did you know that you can get remote access to our STORDIS LABS in Germany and the UK for your very own testing? We also send out sample products for onsite testing, if available. Just get in touch with us for further information.

For all who are not familiar with PICOS® or the Edgecore AS7816-64X, I added some information down below. Some content is taken from the official websites of Pica8 and Edgecore and I do not claim ownership of it*.

PICOS® Enterprise Edition from Pica8

The PICOS® enterprise edition offers the most comprehensive support for enterprise features on the market and includes the Debian Linux distribution – with an unmodified kernel for maximum DevOps programmability – L2/L3 switching and routing; and full support for Pica8´s revolutionary CrossFlow™ capability. Only PICOS® Enterprise Edition can control every switch port in a network using both L2/L3 protocols and OpenFlow at the same time. CrossFlow, which is only available from Pica8, tightly couples the L2/L3 and classic SDN control planes to give network operators real-time, non-disruptive control of their enterprise applications, deep and dynamic traffic monitoring, and even attack mitigation without interrupting flow processing or requiring switch restarts. Over 1,000 customers in 40+ countries – and counting – have already deployed Pica8´s open standards-based Network Operating System to solve some of the world´s toughest next-generation networking problems.

Edgecore AS7816-64X

The Edgecore AS7816-64X is a Top-of-Rack (TOR) or spine switch for high-performance data centers. The switch provides line-rate L2 and L3 switching across 64 x QSFP28 ports, each supporting 1 x 100GbE or 1x 40 GbE, or via breakout cables 4 x 25GbE or 4 x 10GbE. The AS7816-64X can be deployed as a TOR switch supporting 10/25 GbE to servers with 40/100 GbE uplinks, or as a spine switch supporting 40/100GbE spine interconnects. This open network switch is loaded with the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE), which supports the installation of compatible Network Operating System software.

Edgecore Networks is market-leading in the open networking industry providing a full line of 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE, and 100GbE open and OCP switches that offer choice of NOS and SDN software for data center, telecommunications, and enterprise network use cases. Edgecore Networks is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation, the leading network ODM.

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The charity project ‘Mitmachen Ehrensache’ connects socially engaged teenagers and local companies to support regional non-profit youth care organisations.

In the context of the ‘International Day of Honorary Office’ STORDIS contributed to the fundraising campaign ‘Mitmachen Ehrensache’ (which translates to ‘contributing is a matter of honor’) by providing a relevant workplace to a motivated youngster.

The idea behind ‘Mitmachen Ehrensache’ is simple yet quite successful: on the campaign day, December 5th, young people from 7th grade onwards work voluntarily in a company of their choice. Instead of keeping the compensation, they donate the money for a good purpose to a regional youth project or a non-profit organisation. The activity’s focus lies on encouraging social and honorary commitment.

STORDIS was proud being able to host Mika, the 12-year old son of Volker Scheel, our senior systems engineer. The 7th-grader was highly motivated the relevant day and was exceedingly impressed by the high standard and the technical sophistication of our test lab. After he was shown our facilities and was introduced to everyone, he helped out in our technical department. He started assisting our staff with the inventory and did not hesitate when it came to vacuuming or tidying up loose cables. Later Mika assisted our technical trainee to pack network switches which were being configured for a customer, and the day concluded in a short overview of bookkeeping. The whole time Mika was curious and extremely interested in the daily working life of his father and, just like him, intrigued by the technical advancements.

“I am very proud of my son engaging in a voluntary activity such as ‘Mitmachen Ehrensache’ and that he decided to participate with STORDIS as a host. He took this very seriously and was genuinely fascinated by the technology we are working with.” (Volker Scheel, Senior Systems Engineer)

“We are aware of our responsibility to build a better future, not only in the field of networking technology, but also socially, economically and regionally. It was a privilege to be a part of ‘Mitmachen Ehrensache’ and to support and also to inspire motivated young people regarding our accomplishments.“ (Waldemar Scheck, VP Sales & Technology)

STORDIS is proud to be involved in charitable projects such as ’Mitmachen Ehrensache’ and sincerely engages in the training and the education of future networking engineers and computer scientist. STORDIS is always looking for motivated new team members to drive the advancement of open networking technology forward. You are welcome to visit to find new career opportunities!