Arrcus, a leading provider of the software that powers network infrastructure and its transformation for the interconnected world, announced ArcOS® support on multiple 400GbE and high-density 100GbE switching platforms, an industry-first for open networking, optimized for 5G and hyperscale cloud environments. This allows both service providers and enterprises to use advanced open, microservices-based networking software to build massive, scale-out cloud networks serving the exploding video, mobile, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, next-generation IoT, and storage-based workloads.
Following the groundbreaking production release of ArcOS® on StrataXGS® Trident 3 and StrataDNXTM Jericho+ based solutions, Arrcus is delivering yet another milestone by supporting Broadcom’s StrataXGS® Tomahawk® 3 silicon, with platforms from multiple ODM vendors, featuring 32 ports of 400G (1 RU) and 128 ports of 100G (4 RU). ArcOS provides the industry’s best-in-class open networking software on a broad range of best-in-class hardware options from these vendors. This unique combination enables support of new use cases including:
- Hyperscale data center IP fabrics for deep learning workloads
- Massively distributed and inter-connected edge data centers in telco cloud environments (PoPs, central offices, edge computing clusters, etc.) as 5G networks roll out
- Flatter topology of high-radix, low-latency storage environments using high-density 100G and 400G interconnects
“Immersive, data-intensive applications demand major advancements in network-bandwidth, scale-out performance, and convergence latency. To meet this explosive growth, our customers are looking for faster, smarter, and better networking solutions,” said Devesh Garg, Co-founder and CEO, Arrcus. “ArcOS delivers all of these and our rapid support of Tomahawk 3-based platforms unlocks elastic, open networking, standards-based solutions for building flatter, high-density data center fabrics.”
ArcOS is the industry’s first independent network operating system to support Tomahawk 3-based platforms to address the ultra-high bandwidth and low latency needs of hyperscale and 5G network operators. With its feature-rich, resilient control plane, ArcOS can now take advantage of on-chip improvements in L3 routing and deep-packet buffering to deliver the massive performance needed to scale out bandwidth-hungry, distributed cloud applications.
“With our flagship 12.8Tbps StrataXGS Tomahawk 3 Switch silicon anchoring the current wave of 100GbE and 400GbE cloud network deployments, we are pleased to work with Arrcus to enable their differentiated ArcOS solution”, said Ram Velaga, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Switch Products, Broadcom. “The combined platform addresses the need for flatter, cost-effective, highly resilient networks with lower end-to-end latency while delivering massive bandwidth for distributed, data-intensive applications.”
Key features enabled on these platforms include:
- Faster network speeds – 12.8 Terabits/sec line-rate switching (2X the performance compared to previous generation)
- 4X increase in port density compared to existing 100G switches
- Larger switching and routing databases with improved convergence times at global mega-data-center scale
- New high-performance shared buffering and congestion control architecture to reduce tail latencies for AI and machine learning workloads
- Traffic-aware scheduling for elephant flow detection and re-prioritization
- Enhanced ECMP hashing and dynamic load balancing to optimize performance in cloud and HPC environments
- Comprehensive ArcOS feature support with in-built automation and real-time visibility
- QSFP-DD optic support for 50G/100G/200G and 400G speeds with flexibility to support other optics alternatives per market demand
In this zettabyte internet traffic era, the highly scalable and elastic ArcOS architecture is optimized to meet the demands for higher bandwidth by cloud service providers allowing them to build high-capacity network fabrics. ArcOS also offers differentiated streaming telemetry capabilities and its standards-based OpenConfig APIs allow seamless integration into existing orchestration or telemetry systems.