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Edgecore Networks Introduces New Branding for Their Open Networking Switches

The last couple of weeks Edgecore Networks has been busy rebranding their Open Networking Switches and Routers bit by bit and also updating their datasheets accordingly, in an effort to "implement a more intuitive branding, unify the recognition of a broad product portfolio, and fulfill the future expansion of different product lines".

Today they also officially anounced the rebranding of these product models (click here to read the anouncement) and we want to share that information with you as well and help you understand these changes.

Don't worry: The products and the hardware themselves have not changed, they are still the same good quality we all know and trust. The part numbers used for ordering these products also have not changed, so you still will be able to order switches with the old part numbers as well. In our STORDIRECT webshop we have opted to keep both numbers for now, so that you can find the right switch either way.

Check out the info graphic below to see how the products have been rebranded. To get more information about the products, simply click on them to get to their products page at our STORDIRECT webshop.

New Branding Scheme

The new product branding consists of two parts and is built up like so: ZZZXXX (e.g. DCS810)

ZZZ

The first part with 3 letters indicates the primary use case for the model:

  • AGR – Aggregation Router
  • COR – Core Router
  • CSR – Cell Site / Access Router
  • DCS – Data Center Switch
  • EPS – Enterprise Switch

XXX

The second part consists of 3 numbers:

  • First number indicates ASIC family
  • Second and Third number indicates series and model

Examples

Cloud Data Center: DCS and EPS series

Service Provider: AGR, COR and CSR series

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IP Infusion Teams Up with STORDIS’ #Back2Open Program to Provide Cumulus Linux Users a Migration Path Back to Open Networking

We are pleased to announce that IP Infusion, a leading provider of network disaggregation solutions for telecom and data communications operators, has joined STORDIS’ #Back2Open Program. The #Back2Open Program supports Cumulus Linux users who are looking to switch back to another Open Networking Operating System (NOS), like IP Infusion’s OcNOS.

STORDIS initiated the #Back2Open Program to support Cumulus Linux users impacted by the fall out between Broadcom and Cumulus Linux, that followed the acquisition of Cumulus Linux by NVIDIA. Current Cumulus Linux users may find themselves without a clear path forward. #Back2Open was created by STORDIS to help these users migrate from their existing end-of-life platforms to a feature-rich and actively supported Open Networking Operating System (more information can be found here).

To kick-off this extended partnership we will hold a joint live webinar with IP Infusion on , where we will inform about:

  • Introduction to STORDIS’ #Back2Open Program for Cumulus Linux users
  • Introduction to IP Infusion’s use cases and their proven operating system OcNOS for Open Networking
  • Advantages of switching from Cumulus Linux to IP Infusion OcNOS

Additional information on the webinar and the possibility to register for the event can be found here.

We are really excited to see that a Partner as strong as IP Infusion has decided to join our #Back2Open Program to help our customers migrate back to Open Networking. With all of IP Infusion’s supported features and hardware compatibility with a wide range of open networking switches and routing platforms, Cumulus Users will be able to take their networks to the next level.

Łukasz Łukowski, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
STORDIS

Cumulus Linux users who need to migrate to open networking can count on IP Infusion. As a reliable and trusted provider of open network operating systems that offer rich features and a solid roadmap, IP Infusion delivers our OcNOS® products to the broad data center solutions for the Back2Open program. We are dedicated to helping to bring Cumulus Linux users back to their Open Networking path.

Atsushi Ogata, President and CEO
IP Infusion

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Read More About IP Infusion

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Webinar Recording Available: “Fast Performance with Extensive Programmability – Intel Tofino 2” with Intel, Edgecore and STORDIS

On September 30th, 2021 we held a webinar together with our partners Intel® and Edgecore Networks on the Intel® Tofino™ 2. The live webinar was quite a success with a great turnout and some very interested attendees with many great questions on the Intel® Tofino™ 2.

We would like to thank everyone involved in making that webinar possible and would also say a “thank you” to everyone that registered and attended the webinar for the great time and experience. However if you were not able to attend the webinar or have missed registering for it – do not worry: The full webinar has been recorded and can be accessed on BrightTALK, after a quick registration.

See below, for a quick summary of what you can expect from the webinar and the links to the webinar recording.

Also don’t forget that we are still running our special A&R discount for the Intel® Tofino™ 2 based Edgecore DCS810 (AS9516-32D). You can get more information here.

Blazing Fast Performance with Extensive Programmability – Intel Tofino 2

Webinar Title:

Blazing Fast Performance with Extensive Programmability – Intel® Tofino™ 2

About the Webinar:

During the webinar, you’ll learn about the latest innovation from Intel’s Programmable Switch team, the P4 programmable Tofino 2, and how Edgecore Networks is leveraging this new technology in an innovative new switch design aimed at hyperscale data center operators and use cases, including network telemetry, layer 4 load balancing, network packet broker and more. Finally, you will learn about STORDIS and their Academia & Research Program dedicated for P4 and other Programs which are filling the Open Networking gaps.

Presenters:

  • John Demay, Business Development and Sales, Intel Corporation,

  • Matthew Roman, VP Marketing and Product Management, Edgecore Networks,

  • Łukasz Łukowski, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, STORDIS,

When:

, on BrightTALK

10% Discount on Hardware

Register now and benefit from a special 10% discount* for the Intel® Tofino™ 2 based Edgecore DCS810 (AS9516-32D), by mentioning the code “SDG_A&R_AS9516” in your quote request.

*Special conditions apply for that discount:

  • You need to be registered and approved in our A&R Program and the webinar
  • Limited to 2 units per customer/project
  • Purchase Order must be with STORDIS, before .

Register for the A&R ProgramRequest a Quote

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STORDIS Welcomes Yeliz and Anthony – Our New Apprentices

September 1st is traditionally the day that kicks off the new “apprenticeship season” in Germany. It is the time when people, who are eager to learn a trade, are starting their new path.

This year we are happy to be able to provide this path to two new faces in our STORDIS Team:

Yeliz Yalbirdak and Anthony Omegbolu are joining us as apprentices (or “Azubis” as we say in Germany) training to become “Merchants in wholesale and foreign trade”. Both of them will be going through all of our departments and get to know the ins and outs of the different departments and get some real hands-on experience by doing so.

We are proud to be able to call you a part of the STORDIS Team and are looking forward to seeing your progress!

Q:
How are you feeling after the first month and have you settled in already?
Are you already looking forward to working in a certain department?

I am feeling really well. The team and the atmosphere are great.
I am especially curious to see the management department, as well as the sales department.

Yeliz Yalbirdak

I’ve settled in really well. There is always something to do and the team is great.
Every department has its ups and downs and I am looking forward to go through all of the departments.

Anthony Umegbolu

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Webinar Invitation: “Fast Performance with Extensive Programmability – Intel Tofino 2” with Intel, Edgecore and STORDIS

You may have already noticed that the first Intel® Tofino™ 2 based network switches are starting to become available, for example Edgecore’s AS9516-32D (also known as DCS810), the world’s first 32x 400G P4 programmable switch.

The Intel® Tofino™ 2 ASIC brings P4 programmability to a whole new level, providing a bandwidth of up to 12.8 Tb/s – double the bandwidth than the first-gen Intel® Tofino™.

If you want to learn more about the Intel Tofino 2, we would like to invite you to our upcoming webinar, which we are organizing together with our partners Intel® and Edgecore:

Blazing Fast Performance with Extensive Programmability – Intel Tofino 2

Webinar Title:

Blazing Fast Performance with Extensive Programmability – Intel® Tofino™ 2

About the Webinar:

During the webinar, you’ll learn about the latest innovation from Intel’s Programmable Switch team, the P4 programmable Tofino 2, and how Edgecore Networks is leveraging this new technology in an innovative new switch design aimed at hyperscale data center operators and use cases, including network telemetry, layer 4 load balancing, network packet broker and more. Finally, you will learn about STORDIS and their Academia & Research Program dedicated for P4 and other Programs which are filling the Open Networking gaps.

Presenters:

  • John Demay, Business Development and Sales, Intel Corporation,

  • Matthew Roman, VP Marketing and Product Management, Edgecore Networks,

  • Łukasz Łukowski, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, STORDIS,

When:

, on BrightTALK

Read More About the Live Webinar

Register for the Webinar

10% Discount on Hardware

Register now and benefit from a special 10% discount* for the Intel® Tofino™ 2 based Edgecore DCS810 (AS9516-32D), by mentioning the code “SDG_A&R_AS9516” in your quote request.

*Special conditions apply for that discount:

  • You need to be registered and approved in our A&R Program and the webinar
  • Limited to 2 units per customer/project
  • Purchase Order must be with STORDIS, before .

Register for the A&R ProgramRequest a Quote

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STORDIS and BISDN Sign Distribution Agreement

We are pleased to announce that we have signed a distribution agreement with BISDN.

This step allows us to extend our Network Operating System (NOS) portfolio with the free and open source BISDN Linux. The NOS itself is developed in Berlin by BISDN, a company focussing on
whitebox switching and open networking solutions.

The latest BISDN Linux release 4.0 is based on the open embedded Yocto Dunfell Linux distribution and
runs a mainline 5.10 kernel. Utilizing the Linux network stack, it can be configured with all the standard
and well-known Linux tools. Therefore, it integrates seamlessly in any existing datacentre environment
and plays well with all the network automation routines usually utilised just for servers.

STORDIS now offers #Open2Support SLA Program – an advanced HW (hardware) exchange for
complete peace of mind to support your business whatever your requirement is.

STORDIS also offers an environmentally friendly approach by installing BISDN’s Linux Distribution
software to disaggregated Networking Bare Metal Switches already in place, reducing your capital
outlay by re-using existing hardware and also reducing your waste.

About BISDN

BISDN was founded in 2012 in Berlin, Germany, and set out to develop the software needed in the
rapidly changing world of software defined networking. Based on long-standing experience in the area
of telecommunication as well as datacenter networking, BISDN focusses on high-performance
whitebox switching and open network software solutions
. With BISDN Linux as the core of most of
their products, BISDN aims to build the free and open SDN solutions needed for the future world of
networking. For more information, visit https://www.bisdn.de

Having followed the development of BISDN for many years, I am proud that we have become the first
Value Added Distributor of the first fully open-source Switch Operating System. If you like Linux and you
want your network switch to be provisioned, configured and monitored the same way as a Linux Server
then you will love this operating system. When paired with the option for an enterprise-grade support
service, all the requirements to use this platform in a modern datacentre environment will have been
fulfilled.

Waldemar Scheck, STORDIS
CEO

We were not the first to have the idea of using the Linux networking for whitebox switches, as this dates
back to the early days of SDN. I believe, however, that we are the first to fully open source the controller
and the OS underneath. This is the next logical step towards open networking.

Dr. Hagen Woesner, BISDN
CEO

We are glad to see BISDN contribute its Linux-based platform to the open-source community. Open
Network Operating Systems are gaining in popularity and provide customers with flexibility and choice
and will further accelerate the open network movement.

Matthew Roman, Edgecore Networks
VP Marketing and Product Management

Read More About BISDN Linux

Read More About BISDN

Check the Source Code on GitHub

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Now Ready to Watch – Recorded Webinar Session with Pica8: “#Back2Open Migrates Cumulus Linux Users to Pica8”

On August 17th, 2021 we held a very informative webinar together with our great partners Pica8 on our #Back2Open Program – our rescue program for stranded Cumulus Linux users. (Click here, if you want to learn, why certain Cumulus Linux Users will become stranded).

The live webinar was quite a success – admittedly with some small technical issues in the beginning. Despite that we had a great turnout and some very interested attendees with many great questions on Pica8 and the #Back2Open Program in general.

We once again would like to thank everyone that registered and attended for the great time and experience.

However if you were not able to attend the live webinar or have missed registering for it – do not worry: We have recorded the full webinar and uploaded it to our YouTube channel. You can check out the recorded webinar on YouTube or watch it directly below:

If you have any questions or want to learn more about #Back2Open, go ahead and check our #Back2Open Information page or get in touch with us.

Additional information as well as all the presentation documents can be found on the Live Webinar information page – feel free to check it out and share the documents with anyone that might be interested in it.

Read More About the Live Webinar

Read More About #Back2Open

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Pica8 Joins STORDIS’ #Back2Open Program for Stranded Cumulus Linux Users

We are pleased to announce that Pica8 has joined our #Back2Open Program.

STORDIS initiated the #Back2Open Program to support Cumulus Linux users impacted by the fall out between Broadcom and Cumulus Linux, that followed the acquisition of Cumulus Linux by NVIDIA (more information can be found here).

#Back2Open is our mission to help everyone affected by this Cumulus Linux situation, to easily switch back to a supported Open Networking NOS and bring them back on their Open Networking path, that they had initially chosen.
Pica8 have recognised the importance of this mission and are the first partner to sign up for the #Back2Open Program.

#Back2Open future-proofs the users’ networks by migrating the users’ current, soon-to-be outdated, Cumulus Linux platform to a new, actively supported and maintained Open Networking operating system (NOS), like Pica8’s PicOS.

To kick-off this extended partnership we will hold a joint live webinar with Pica8 on August 17th 2021, titled “#Back2Open Migrates Cumulus Linux Users to Pica8”, where we will inform about:

  • Introduction to STORDIS’ #Back2Open Program for stranded Cumulus Linux users
  • Introduction to Pica8’s open networking software: AmpCon Controller and PicOS Software Switches
  • Advantages of switching from Cumulus Linux to Pica8

Additional information on the webinar and the possibility to register for the event can be found here.

Our customers want the flexibility to select the best software and hardware independently from one another. #Back2Open is our Mission to help everyone impacted by the Cumulus Linux situation, to easily switch back to a supported Open Networking NOS and bring them back onto the Open Networking path that they had initially chosen. Pica8 with all the latest new features and strong industry position is the right choice.

Łukasz Łukowski, STORDIS
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

As an independent software vendor, Pica8 is committed to allowing customers their choice of hardware. Our partnership with STORDIS welcomes Cumulus Linux customers onto our AmpCon Controller and PicOS Software Switches to future proof their white box strategies.

James Liao, Pica8
Founder and CEO

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Read More About #Back2Open

Read More About the Webinar

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