Powered by a new family of centralised and distributed core switches, a top of rack open cloud switch and automation software
Force10 Networks, a provider high-performance data centre networking, has introduced Open Cloud Networking (OCN) framework, a new vision for cloud, conventional, virtualised and non-virtualised data centres.
Built on open architectures, open automation and open ecosystems, the OCN framework represents a new way to build, scale and manage data centres, the company claims.
The new framework is powered by a new family of centralised and distributed core switches, a top of rack (ToR) open cloud switch and automation software that deliver powerful new capabilities for the next generation of data centres.
The open architecture of OCN includes the new Z9000 distributed core switch, the new Z9512 for delivering 9.6 Tb of switching capacity in half a rack; and the S7000 Open Cloud Switch for incorporating 3-in-1 ToR convergence of switching, storage and application processing capabilities.
It also has new FTOS advanced software features including TRILL (Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links), DCB (Data Centre Bridging), EVB (Ethernet Virtual Bridging) and VEPA (Virtual Ethernet Port Aggregation).
Force10 has enhanced the Open Automation Framework with port profile support, EVB/VEPA, and HyperLinks.
Force10 has built a strong ecosystem with industry and technology leaders in the compute, storage, applications and orchestration domains to ensure standards-based interoperability for its OCN solutions.
Force10 Networks chief marketing officer Arpit Joshipura said data centre operators have multiple sets of needs that don’t fall neatly into a one-size-fits-all package.
"The Open Cloud Networking vision provides a range of standards-based products that enable customers to customise their data centre implementations for any need without compromising price or performance," he added.