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TMCNet:  Pica8 Extends 100G White Box Switch Portfolio With Dell

[March 31, 2017]

Pica8 Extends 100G White Box Switch Portfolio With Dell

Pica8 Inc., the one-stop source for white box networking, today announced that it has extended its white box switch portfolio with the addition of Dell's Z9100-ON (News - Alert) 100-Gigabit Ethernet switch. This brings to five the number of 100-Gigabit white box and "brite box" switches supported by Pica8's PicOS™, including switches from Edge-Core Networks, HPE, and Inventec. In the Edge-Core switch lineup, customers have their choice of models powered by either Broadcom's (News - Alert) Tomahawk chip or Cavium's XPliant chip.

"Enterprises and service providers are rapidly adopting 100-Gigabit switches in their networks, and they need white box and brite box choices to minimize costs and avoid vendor lock-in," said Niraj Jain, vice president of business development at Pica8. "With the addition of Dell's (News - Alert) 100-Gigabit switch, we now offer a wider range of choices for customers implementing PicOS."

One of Pica8's OEM partners leveraging the 10G and 100G Dell switches supported on PicOS is Cloudistics, a leading on-premises cloud platform for enterprise cloud computing. "Pica8's open networking OS is a critical component of our high speed micro-segmentation approach," said Cloudistics' CEO Najaf Husain. "With the latest 100GB support, our customers can scale their on-premises cloud environments to many thousands of cores and petabytes of flash storage, while delivering mrket-leading performance."

Pica8 continues to provide innovative networking solutions for customers in many segments and industries, including video production, retail and mobile backhaul. White box networking started in the data center, but is now expanding to include campus LANs, access networks and many critical installations within service provider networks. The ability to separate networking software from the hardware it runs on is improving the economics of networking, for network speeds from 1-Gigabit to 100-Gigabit and beyond.

About Pica8, Inc.

Pica8 is breaking barriers to truly customizable application performance through open networking. With its Linux-based PicOS™ network operating system, Pica8 enables custom traffic engineering and empowers white box and brite box switches to integrate easily with existing Layer 2/Layer 3 networks and deliver unlimited SDN scalability through OpenFlow. Since 2009, Pica8 has pioneered new open networking technologies such as Linux-based networking, CrossFlow networking, vASIC® and Table Type Patterns. Through ongoing innovation, Pica8 is a trusted brand that unlocks the potential of made-to-order networking, offering a mainstream alternative to legacy proprietary systems. For more information, visit www.pica8.com or follow us on Twitter (News - Alert) @pica8.

About Cloudistics

Cloudistics, an on-premises cloud computing company, delivers a complete public cloud experience with composable on-premises infrastructures to medium and large enterprises. Its software-defined technology natively converges network, storage, compute, virtualization, and management into a single platform to drive unprecedented simplicity in the datacenter. Customers can start with a base infrastructure and scale to multi-site and multi-geo infrastructures with predictable economics and performance. With open and secure virtual networking, elastic storage, application orchestration and SaaS (News - Alert) management, Cloudistics is the blueprint for application-optimized on-premises cloud infrastructures. Learn more at www.cloudistics.com or follow @cloudistics on Twitter.


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