Edgecore 32x100G QSFP28, 2x10G SFP+ Cloud & Data Center ONIE Switch, Empowered by IP Infusion OcNOS Data Center (DC IPBASE or DC IPMPLS)
Edgecore AS7726-32X (DCS204) Cloud & Data Center Switch, the ultimate Spine and Top-of-Rack (ToR) solution for modern cloud and data center environments. This versatile, compact 1RU switch boasts line-rate L2 and L3 switching across 32 x QSFP28 ports, designed for maximum performance and flexibility.
Each QSFP28 port can be tailored to your needs, supporting single 100G or 40G configurations, as well as 2x50G, 4x25G, or 4x10G options using breakout cables. The DCS204’s fully splitable design allows for up to 128 x 10G/25G ports, ensuring optimal scalability.
Empowered by IP Infusion’s Open Compute Network Operation System (OcNOS) Data Center, this switch delivers a comprehensive suite of control plane features for building both Layer-3 and Layer-2 Data Center fabrics. With a focus on robust quality and cost efficiency, OcNOS DC IPBASE provides an unparalleled best-of-breed hardware platform selection. Moreover, the advanced capabilities of OcNOS MPLS (OcNOS-DC-IPMPLS license), including Label Distribution Protocol (LDP), Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP), Layer 2 VPN (VPWS and VPLS), Layer 3 VPN, MPLS OAM, and MPLS PW and LSP Traffic Statistics, are readily available in OcNOS DC, enhancing the Edgecore AS7726-32X’s potential to elevate your data center performance even further.
Key Features and Benefits
- Versatile and Compact Design: The switch comes in a compact 1RU form factor, making it ideal for high-performance, space-conscious data centers.
- Customizable Port Configurations: It provides line-rate L2 and L3 switching across 32 x QSFP28 ports. Each port can be configured as 1x100G, 1x40G, 2x50G, 4x25G, or 4x10G using DAC breakout cables.
- Scalability: The switch can scale up to 128 x 10G/25G ports, making it flexible and adaptable to changing network demands.
- Advanced Capabilities: The switch supports both Layer-3 and Layer-2 Data Center fabrics, EVPN-VxLAN, and IP over DWDM, offering enhanced data center performance.
- Energy Efficiency: The DCS204 has been designed to be energy-efficient without compromising on performance.
- Integrated with IP Infusion OcNOS: This offers a comprehensive suite of control plane features for building robust data center fabrics.
- MPLS Functionality: With OCNOS-DC-IPMPLS, the switch offers advanced MPLS functionality, such as Label Distribution Protocol (LDP), Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP), and MPLS OAM.
- Open Network Install Environment (ONIE): The switch hardware comes pre-loaded with ONIE for automated loading of compatible open source and commercial Network Operating System (NOS) offerings.
- Cost-effective Solution: Save up to 50% compared to traditional Tier-1 vendors, with no compromise on quality.
- Flexible Deployment: Ideal for ToR switch supporting 10G or 25G to servers, with 40G, 50G, or 100G uplinks, or as spine switch for 40G, 50G, or 100G ToR and spine interconnects.
- Faster Roll-out of New Services: Hardware independence enables quicker deployment and shorter time-to-market.
- Simplified Operations: Streamline your network management to reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
- Break Vendor Lock-in: Benefit from fully validated and hardened carrier-grade solutions with a broad ecosystem of technology and integration partners.
- World-Class Support: Access 24/7/365 support to ensure smooth operations and fast issue resolution.
OcNOS Data Center Use Cases
- DC-CLOS (L2 and L3).
- Multi-tenant DC (Underlay + Overlay).
- Data Center Interconnect.
- BGP Peering Router.
Several deployment options are listed below.
Data Center Layer 2 and Layer 3
Hybrid of Layer 2 / Layer 3 can be used to limit the size of failure domain and scale up the datacenter.
Layer 3 routing can be used in Tier 1 (core) and Layer 2 in Tier 3 (access). Tier 2 can be based on either Layer 2 or Layer 3. A hybrid model has the advantage of seamless Virtual Machine mobility and requires less IP subnets for the data center.
The major features of this solution are:
- Leaf switches are configured with MLAG for redundancy and increased bandwidth.
- Spine routers distribute traffic within the sites and use VRRP for redundancy.
CLOS Topology – L3 EBGP
This design is based on a full L3 BGP (eBGP) CLOS fabric to provide a resilient and horizontally scalable network design. BGP is used for its simplicity to configure and troubleshoot a large uniform topology such as CLOS, and high vendor interoperability.
Typical network topology:
- Fully routed design from TOR. A L3 only design simplifies the network design and the network operations.
- Redundant server connection to the TOR switch.
- Build a large-scale data center using uniform nodes.
EVPN-VXLAN Overlay with A L3 CLOS Design
EVPN VXLAN runs on a Layer 3 routed network. Thus, when deploying EVPN VXLAN on a data center, first the core data center must be Layer 3 in design. eBGP is used in the CLOS. The main advantage of eBGP lies in its ability to scale for large scale designs, easy compatibility, and cross vendor availability.
Besides when used with EVPN, it reuses BGP with only a separate address family thus keeping the protocol complexity minimal.
- Fully routed design from TOR – A L3 only design simplifies the network design and simplifies the operation.
- Build a large-scale data center using uniform nodes – horizontal scaling vs scale up.
- Enable EVPN VXLAN on all the Leaf and Spine nodes.
- EVPN Multihoming ensures redundancy and optimal utilization.
Following EVPN Features are supported:
- Route-types 1 to 5.
- VLAN-based, VLAN-bundle and VLAN-aware-bundle services.
- Auto-RT for L2 VPN’s.
- Standard based all-active multihoming.
- Layer 2 ARP/ND learning enables flood control in overlay.
- Layer 3, both interface-full (IRB) and interface-less models.
- Symmetric and Asymmetric routing.
- Port+VLAN based access-port mapping.
Benefits of Open Networking
- Future-ready, cutting-edge hardware – Adopt hyperscale technologies for continuous innovation
- Significant cost savings – Decrease expenses by as much as 50%
- Flexible, Linux-based platform – Enjoy the freedom to select from various applications
- Automated processes – Minimize effort in installation/configuration by automating repetitive tasks
- Multi-purpose functionality – Utilize versatile solutions for switching, routing, load balancing, and more
- Customizable OS options – Install or switch operating systems based on unique needs
- Hardware-software independence – Benefit from a non-restrictive, adaptable infrastructure
- User-friendly interfaces – Seamlessly navigate CLI, Linux Shell, and automated installation/configuration
What makes STORDIS your personal Open Networking Expert?
- Extensive industry experience: With years of experience in the Open Networking space, STORDIS has the expertise to provide tailored solutions for your specific needs.
- Comprehensive product range: As a one-stop-shop for Open Networking products, STORDIS offers a wide variety of high-quality solutions from leading global vendors.
- Exclusive route2open Academy: As part of the STORDIS Group, route2open Academy delivers world-class training and education programs, helping businesses and individuals stay ahead of the technology curve.
- End-to-end support: From consultation to implementation and beyond, our expert team offers unparalleled support, ensuring seamless integration and optimal performance.
- Commitment to innovation: STORDIS constantly stays at the forefront of industry advancements, enabling us to provide the most up-to-date and effective solutions for your networking needs.
- Strong global partnerships: By collaborating with major open technology vendors, we ensure that our customers receive the highest quality products and services available in the market.
- Customer-focused approach: At STORDIS, we prioritize understanding your unique requirements, offering personalized solutions to drive your business success.
Choose STORDIS as your Open Networking Expert to unlock the full potential of your network and enjoy the numerous benefits of a future-proof, flexible, and cost-effective solution.
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