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IP Infusion Announces Partnership with Interface Masters Technologies Based on OcNOS Network Operating System

OcNOS Provides the Power of the Open Compute Project to Data Networking

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IP Infusion Announces Partnership with Interface Masters Technologies Based on OcNOS Network Operating System
OcNOS Provides the Power of the Open Compute Project to Data Networking

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 23, 2015 – IP Infusion, Inc., a leading provider of intelligent network software for telecom and data communications services, today announced the partnership with Interface Masters Technologies, a leading vendor and manufacturer of high speed networking solutions. The companies will cooperate by providing a system solution including the new OcNOS™ from IP Infusion, the first, full-featured network operating system for data center and enterprise networking, and the Niagara 29xx OCP product line from Interface Masters Technologies, to enter the rapidly evolving market for white box switches that are based on the Open Compute standards. With support for common software for multiple deployments and hardware, OcNOS gives carrier and enterprise class customers the foundation for a network that is much faster, simpler and more affordable.

Interface Masters Technologies, a provider of high speed networking solutions, develops Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, 40 Gigabit and 100 Gigabit Ethernet network access and network connectivity products.  Interface Masters has been an OCP member contributing multiple white box designs to the project while supporting customer development and SDN products.  Interface Masters OCP switches can be modified according to customer requirements and are provided with complete SDK, ONIE and the source code required to support software development.

“Interface Masters Technologies is excited to work with IP Infusion to provide a complete off the shelf production ready solution, where Interface Masters Technologies provides the leaf and spine hardware and IP Infusion provides the fully featured OcNOS networking software,” said Ben Askarinam, founder and CEO of Interface Masters Technologies. “With IP Infusion’s OcNOS and high quality made in the USA hardware products, Interface Masters is able to deliver a flexible switch that can be configured to customers’ requirements at very attractive price performance levels.”

“Enterprises and service providers are requiring greater flexibility, extensive enterprise and data center feature sets, higher degrees of scalability and modularity to create large-scale data centers which are much faster, simpler and more affordable than current solutions,” said Kiyo Oishi, CEO and president of IP Infusion. “With the power of OcNOS and Interface Masters Technologies hardware, enterprises and service providers can enter the emerging market based on Open Compute standards more quickly.”

OcNOS is the industry’s first carrier and enterprise network OS for Open Compute hardware, allowing for easier implementation of large-scale IT deployments based on the Open Compute Project. OcNOS features an extensive support for conventional and software-defined network protocols with a high degree of scalability and modularity. OcNOS also provides support for high availability for network level redundancy.

About IP Infusion

IP Infusion is the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) company relied on for more than a decade by equipment manufacturers to help deliver products faster with lower costs and better differentiation. Over 250 customers, including all major networking equipment manufacturers, use IP Infusion’s SDN platform ZebOS to build products that address the evolving needs of cloud, carrier and mobile networking. IP Infusion’s technology is deployed in networks with the highest levels of reliability across five continents that transport billions of mobile messages and provide the foundation for public, private and hybrid clouds. IP Infusion is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and is a wholly owned and independently operated subsidiary of ACCESS CO., LTD. Additional information can be found at www.ipinfusion.com.

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IP Infusion, ZebOS, VirNOS and OcNOS are trademarks or registered trademarks of IP Infusion. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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Interface Masters Announced The Highest Density 100Gb Network Packet Broker

Niagara 4432 PacketMaster Delivers 3.2Tbps Network Packet Broker in a 1U

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Interface Masters Announced The Highest Density 100Gb Network Packet Broker
Niagara 4432 PacketMaster Delivers 3.2Tbps Network Packet Broker in a 1U

Cisco Live, San Diego USA -- ( June 10th, 2015) - Interface Masters Technologies, provider of leading network visibility and monitoring solutions, today announced the highest density 100Gb Network Packet Broker. Niagara 4432 is based on Interface Masters' PacketMaster technology, configured with 32 ports of 100G in a 1U form factor, while supporting up to 3.2 Tbps of bi-directional traffic, non-blocking technology and low latency. Following the Niagara 4272 introduction, which is the highest density 10G ports Network Packet Broker in a 1U, and the Niagara 4324-1C with the Niagara 4248-1C which are combination of 10G, 40G and 100G, Niagara 4432 provides a solution that is unparalleled in the market in terms of 100G speeds, port density and 1U form factor. The Niagara 4432 complements the family of Network Packet Brokers, TAPs and Bypass Switches that provide visibility to monitoring tools via filtering, mirroring, sophisticated session-based traffic distribution and aggregation. The newly introduced system can support distribution and filtering for L2-L4 IP traffic, tunnel protocol handling, and it provides the ability to customize keys for distribution. Furthermore, the 100G system supports tunneling of data to remote sites for monitoring and inspection.

“Interface Masters is proud to drive innovation in the network visibility market by leading with the highest density 100G Network Packet Broker. With the adoption of 100G links in datacenters, driven by the increase in network traffic, operators and service providers require visibility and access to the traffic in a sophisticated way, which the 100G Network Packet Broker can provide", stated Ben Askarinam, founder and CEO of Interface Masters. "Interface Masters is targeting multiple 100G platforms while the Niagara 4432 is the first of its class that can support QSFP28 and multiple 100G links in a 1U form factor. This unique configuration will be capable of supporting 25G interfaces as well.”

Pricing and Availability
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About Interface Masters Technologies
Interface Masters Technologies is a leading vendor in the network monitoring and visibility market including Bypass, TAP, switches and smart NICs products, based in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Interface Masters' expertise lies in Gigabit, 10GbE, 40GbE and 100GbE networking solutions that integrate with monitoring, inline networking, IPS, UTM, Load Balancing, WAN acceleration, and other mission-critical IT and security appliances. Flagship product lines include PacketMaster® Network Packet Broker, specialized 10GE internal server adapter cards, switches, 10Gb and 40Gb external intelligent Network TAP and Bypass and failover systems. Company Headquarters are located in San Jose, CA with satellite offices in Hong Kong and Europe.

IP Infusion Unveils OcNOS, Full-Featured Network Operating System, to Accelerate Adoption of Open Compute Project in Data Networks

Fills Current Void of a Full-Featured Network Operating System for Service Providers and Enterprises

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IP Infusion Unveils OcNOS, Full-Featured Network Operating System, to Accelerate Adoption of Open Compute Project in Data Networks
Fills Current Void of a Full-Featured Network Operating System for Service Providers and Enterprises

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IP Infusion, Inc., a leading provider of intelligent network software for telecom and data communications services, today unveiled OcNOS™, the first, full-featured network operating system for data center and enterprise networking, including advanced capabilities such as extensive protocol support for MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching). OcNOS brings the power of the Open Compute Project, an open hardware movement and foundation, to data networking to reduce operational complexity.

“Today, enterprises with very large data centers need to lower their capital expenditures and operating costs, but they still need to keep their traditional networking components while they transition to new disruptive networking technologies, such as the Open Compute Project”

Enterprises and service providers operating modern data centers need to create an infrastructure that has higher capacity, is less complex, and allows for fast and affordable addition of standard and new services. They require an approach that supports new, more fluid application architectures with greater agility and efficiency. Flexible programmable network is vital in providing service agility. Incumbent networking solutions are generally proprietary in nature with an emphasis on tight integration between custom hardware and software, leading to network solutions that are expensive, complex, without common management toolkits to orchestrate, automate, administer, operate, monitor and maintain. This complexity at the management plane, leads to increased vulnerability to both systems and operator errors, and high CapEx and OpEx cost structures.

OcNOS solves these problems by providing the crucial enterprise and carrier grade network operating system. Customers can take advantage of the price/performance of the “bare-metal” hardware as well as the agility and automation of the new generation of “software-defined” enterprise and data center software and the power of native Linux-based toolsets to create flexible network architectures.

“Today, enterprises with very large data centers need to lower their capital expenditures and operating costs, but they still need to keep their traditional networking components while they transition to new disruptive networking technologies, such as the Open Compute Project,” said Kiyo Oishi, CEO and president of IP Infusion. “OcNOS empowers customers to fulfill the promise of a software-defined network data center and represents a fundamental shift in how service providers will build their large-scale data centers with their specific requirements in mind without being locked in with one vendor.”

OcNOS, is a modular, multitasking networking operating system, that fills the void for an enterprise and service provider class standalone networking system that’s fast, easy, affordable, and gives network equipment manufacturers and network carriers the tight integration capabilities with commodity hardware they need to develop highly robust, scalable, redundant solutions that can be used in multiple deployment scenarios.

With the flexibility, extensive feature set, high degree of scalability and modularity that OcNOS offers, network carriers will be able to more easily implement large-scale IT deployments based on the Open Compute Project. Network providers also benefit from the robustness of an established operating system since OcNOS is built upon IP Infusion’s popular and proven ZebOS® line of networking products.

OcNOS gives its customers the foundation for a network that is much faster, simpler and more affordable that current solutions. Comments from some of the network hardware partners are as follows:

  • “In looking for an independent network operating system, we considered solutions that can scale to meet our customers’ needs for high-bandwidth connections between servers and automation to allow for scalability. By partnering with IP Infusion, we’re able to satisfy the growing requirements of today’s cloud computing customers who need to build a scalable data center network platform with Agema’s robust network switches and OcNOS without being tied to a proprietary switch operating system.” Jay Huang, President, Agema Systems, Inc. a leading open switch provider, http://agemasystems.com/
  • “Today’s new approaches in open networking, SDN, and NFV are enabling cloud service providers and enterprises to exploit next-generation data center designs that deliver more services, at lower costs, in faster timeframes. Accton is pleased to be collaborating with IP Infusion to offer customers the new OcNOS network operating system on Edge-Core’s open data center switches, as a robust, high function NOS for these new cloud infrastructures.” George Tchaparian, CEO, Edge-Core Networks, and GM, Data Center Networks, Accton Technology www.edge-core.com www.accton.com
  • “Interface Masters is excited to work with IP Infusion to provide a complete off the shelf production ready solution, where Interface Masters provides the leaf and spine hardware and IP Infusion provides the fully featured OcNOS networking software. With IP Infusion’s OcNOS and with a quality made in USA products hardware, Interface Masters is able to deliver a flexible switch that can be configured per the customers’ requirements at very attractive price per performance.” Ben Askarinam, Founder and CEO of Interface Masters www.interfacemasters.com

OcNOS brings support for:

  • Common software for multiple deployments and hardware -- Designed using several inbuilt abstraction layers. These abstraction layers, allow the software to run over multiple control plane CPU and forwarding built with COTS (commercial off the shelf) hardware. It has been integrated and verified with multiple commodity hardware featuring a variety of control CPUs and data planes featuring multiple vendor ASICs and network processors, which provides network architects the key ability to design customizable seamless network built around multivendor hardware platforms.
  • Extensive protocol feature set: Built from the ground up, OcNOS delivers feature sets required for deployment in enterprise, campus, datacenters, carrier and mobile backhaul networks. The complete suite of Layer2, Layer3, MPLS, MPLS-TP and intermediate technologies allow for placement in legacy networks to green field deployments alike. The extensive control plane features have their pedigree in the four generations of proven widely deployed ZebOS product line.
  • Interoperation and ease of use: Built using standards based definitions, as well as popular vendor specific extensions, the operations, administration and management of OcNOS is provided using industry standard CLI, REST, NetCONF and SNMP, thus allowing the OcNOS based network devices to be easy to operate and interoperate with other vendor solutions. A fully transactional management plane allows network operators to quickly and inexpensively deliver comprehensive management capability for their complex network architectures. North bound and south bound APIs provide programmability for custom management solutions.
  • Modular software design: Designed as highly modular with multiple processes handing each individual key protocols and managed by a framework, allows for deployment in scaled and performance intensive deployments. Control and data plane separation allows for flexible scalable network device architecture.
  • Support for disruptive networking technologies: Supports technologies required for bisectional bandwidth scaling such as MLAG, SPB, TRILL, data center bridging, at data centers and interconnects. It supports technologies required for SDN, Hybrid SDN and distributed control plane and Network Functions Virtualization.
  • High Availability and Reliability: Provides standards based reliability and redundancy protocols like VRRP, BFD, Ring failure recovery protocols (protection switching), Data Center bridging, Traffic Engineering, Stateful Switch Over and Graceful Restart mechanisms to provide a guaranteed high availability, reliability and network level redundancy.

For more information on how IP Infusion is delivering on OcNOS, please visit IP Infusion’s website.IP Infusion will be demonstrating OcNOS at Interop on April 28 – 30, 2015 in Las Vegas at Booth #1163.

About IP Infusion

IP Infusion is the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) company relied on for more than a decade by equipment manufacturers to help deliver products faster with lower costs and better differentiation. Over 250 customers, including all major networking equipment manufacturers, use IP Infusion’s SDN platform ZebOS to build products that address the evolving needs of cloud, carrier and mobile networking. IP Infusion’s technology is deployed in networks with the highest levels of reliability across five continents that transport billions of mobile messages and provide the foundation for public, private and hybrid clouds. IP Infusion is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and is a wholly owned and independently operated subsidiary of ACCESS CO., LTD. Additional information can be found atwww.ipinfusion.com.

IP Infusion, ZebOS, VirNOS and OcNOS are trademarks or registered trademarks of IP Infusion. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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Interface Masters Technologies Announces Industry First 100G Intelligent Active Bypass Switch

Niagara 2851 supports active and passive failover of 100 Gigabit Inline Appliances

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Interface Masters Technologies Announces Industry First 100G Intelligent Active Bypass Switch
Niagara 2851 supports active and passive failover of 100 Gigabit Inline Appliances
RSA Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 22, 2015Interface Masters Technologies, a technology and an industry leader in the network visibility market, today announced its official launch of the market’s first 100G Intelligent Active Bypass Switch. The Niagara 2851 100G Intelligent External Active bypass is designed to integrate with Inline Networking Devices and Security Appliances. Niagara 2851 consists of a single segment of 100Gb bypass which possesses active and passive bypass switching capabilities. The active bypass feature enables seamless failover without interrupting the communication session in the case of disaster recovery scenarios such as hardware failure, software crash or link loss. In the case of a power outage, the passive bypass functionality will guarantee that the network continues to flow. Niagara 2851 delivers plug-and-play connectivity and includes Interface Masters’ patented auto heartbeat technology which requires no additional drivers to be installed on connected appliances. The Niagara 2851 compliments Interface Master’s robust and established world class line of 40 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit and 1 Gigabit Intelligent active bypass switches.

Internet traffic is increasing exponentially, with data demands doubling every two years due to increasing adoption of unified communications, video and VoIP services and the emergence of Big Data and the Internet of Things. In this rapidly evolving market, high-performance computing and faster communications is paramount. 40G and 100G networking solutions are now being deployed and the requirement for failover and intelligent TAP is growing. Network engineers and managers in charge of Inline systems like Deep Packet Inspection (DPI), Intrusion Detection & Prevention, Unified Threat Management, WAN acceleration, Firewall, Load balancing, and VPN gateway devices can guarantee network connectivity by utilizing the Niagara 2851. The newly introduced system enables proactive disconnection of inline network appliances for maintenance or replacement without interrupting the network traffic. This ensures that hardware/firmware can be updated or new upload rules and signatures can be loaded with zero network downtime.

“Interface Masters is excited to announce the industry’s first 100Gb Active Bypass system, targeted towards the Security, Monitoring and Networking markets. As first to market with this technology, Interface Masters has demonstrated its’ leadership and commitment to the Network visibility and Monitoring market,” stated Ben Askarinam, founder and CEO of Interface Masters Technologies. “Following The Niagara 2851 Interface Masters is working on additional monitoring solutions that address 25Gb and 100Gb networks with extensive capabilities and features to enable better network visibility.”

Niagara 2851 provides features that are essential in today’s data centers:

  • Active Bypass to address system failure scenarios
  • Passive Bypass which is essential during power loss
  • Patented bi-directional high resolution Heart Beat to minimize packet loss
  • Link Fault Detection
  • 100 Gigabit CFP LR4
  • Dual hot-swappable power supplies for maximum reliability
  • Dedicated Management Port and Console Port
  • Extensive CLI and WEB based management
  • SSH and HTTPS for secure Management
  • TACACS+ authentication
  • Syslog support

Availability
The Niagara 2851 is demonstrated at the RSA conference San Francisco, passing traffic at 100Gbps booth #S2824. The product will be available for evaluation end of Q2 2015 and will be shipping in production 2H 2015
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About Interface Masters Technologies
Interface Masters Technologies is a leading vendor in the network monitoring and visibility market including Bypass, TAP, switches and smart NICs products, based in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Interface Masters' expertise lies in Gigabit, 10GbE and 40GbE networking solutions that integrate with monitoring, inline networking, IPS, UTM, Load Balancing, WAN acceleration, and other mission-critical IT and security appliances. Flagship product lines include PacketMaster® Network Packet Broker, specialized 10GE internal server adapter cards, switches, 10Gb and 40Gb external intelligent Network TAP and Bypass and failover systems. Company Headquarters are located in San Jose, CA with satellite offices in Hong Kong and Europe.

Open Compute Project (OCP) Formally Accepts Open Network Linux (ONL)

Big Switch Networks to Contribute ONL to Accelerate Adoption of Open, Standards-Based Software Platform, Speed Pace of Innovation in Switch Hardware

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Open Compute Project (OCP) Formally Accepts Open Network Linux (ONL)

Big Switch Networks to Contribute ONL to Accelerate Adoption of Open, Standards-Based Software Platform, Speed Pace of Innovation in Switch Hardware

SANTA CLARA, CA-- (Mar 10, 2015) - Big Switch Networks, the company bringing hyperscale networking to data centers worldwide, today announced that the Open Compute Project (OCP) has formally accepted Big Switch's contribution of Open Network Linux (ONL) as its reference Network Operating System (NOS). ONL is a Linux-based open source network operating system to bare-metal and branded white-box ("brite box") switches.

In addition to supporting commercial products, ONL was initially created as the base hardware-testing reference platform for DIY hobbyists and researchers. ONL currently supports 12 different open switch hardware platforms and basic L3 routing, and also has an OpenFlow agent based on OF-DPA and the Indigo project in progress.

Big Switch Networks' contribution -- Open Network Linux (ONL) -- is the Linux distribution for bare-metal switches that runs underneath Big Switch's commercial Switch Light OS™. ONL's goal is to give people deploying OCP switches a simplified experience with a standard Linux distribution that comes prepackaged with all of the relevant drivers, loaders, and platform-independent benefits.

The project has expanded from its original scope and now counts contributions from Accton Technology CorporationInterface Masters TechnologiesPica8, and QCP (Quanta Cloud Technology), as well as from academics and individual open source enthusiasts.

As ONL gains traction and becomes a popular distribution for open network hardware, it will result in less integration work for hardware and software vendors, fewer bugs, and increased reliability once ONL-based products are shipped to end customers. In fact, ONL has already started to receive kernel patches and contributions from other vendors, including Cumulus Networks.

Included with ONL is the Linux kernel (currently v3.9.6), multiple drivers, installation scripts, and a netboot-capable bootloader -- all customized for a variety of bare metal switch devices. ONL can be installed on any bare-metal hardware that supports the newly standardized Open Network Install Environment (ONIE). ONL also includes several advanced features that were built out over the course of Switch Light OS development, such as file system overlays to minimize the number of writes to the flash memories and the ability to boot switch images remotely over the network. It ships with example forwarding agent code, both for L3 routing as well as an OpenFlow agent.

The open source community believes that a common switch Linux distribution like ONL is an important step forward for the industry to accelerate bare-metal adoption and drive cost savings for open hardware. If adoption of ONL is any indication, the days of proprietary, vertically integrated, and closed vendor stacks are numbered.

"Watching partners and competitors alike come together for common benefit around Open Network Linux is an amazing example of the power of open source," said Rob Sherwood, CTO of Big Switch Networks and project founder. "ONL is an important step forward for the community to accelerate bare-metal adoption and drive cost savings for open hardware."

Supporting Quotes:

"Open Network Linux is exactly the type of project that we like to see in Open Compute. It was volunteer-led by Big Switch Networks and is solving a real problem. Plus, as evidenced by its supporters, it's also bringing the community together." - Corey Bell, CEO at Open Compute Project.

"We have been working closely with the Open Network Linux (ONL) foundation and we believe that the ONL open source project plays an important role in providing the much needed flexibility and fostering innovation in the open hardware ecosystem," said Eli Karpilovski, Director of Product Marketing at Broadcom. "Broadcom is supporting the Open Network Linux open source project by contributing our new Open Network Switch Library (OpenNSL), which provides openly published APIs that enable the integration of new applications and the ability to optimize switch hardware platforms."

"The availability of essential, foundational components in open source in a networking stack fosters rapid learning and deployment," said Dan Pitt, executive director of the Open Networking Foundation. "The Open Compute Project has broken new ground in the area of open-source hardware, and switch operating systems that natively support SDN capabilities like OpenFlow bring this beneficial technology closer to both vendor and operator adoption."

"Big Switch Networks' contribution of Open Network Linux and the increasing momentum of the Open Compute movement is additional validation of Dell's Open Networking strategy announced last year," said Subi Krishnamurthy, CTO, Dell Networking. "ONL will help to accelerate adoption of Dell Open Networking switches with Big Cloud Fabric and Big Tap Monitoring Fabric and provide choice to customers."

"With the rise of cloud and DevOps methodologies, we're seeing increased interest in network disaggregation. Customers -- especially organizations where Linux has been widely adopted -- can derive significant operational efficiencies by running Linux on a variety of network hardware," said Brad Casemore, director of research for Datacenter Networks at IDC. "In formally accepting Open Network Linux (ONL) as reference network operating system, the OCP and its contributors are ensuring that the open networking community can easily leverage bare-metal switches and explore the range of benefits that network disaggregation can offer."

"ONL is yet another example of how the networking industry is disaggregating software from hardware," said Olivier Vautrin, Head of Product Management at Pica8. "With a growing ecosystem of Linux-based switching OSs available, network managers can take control of their networks and address key challenges in agility and application support."

"An open architecture for the data plane delivers freedom of choice, cost-effective scale, flexibility and greater innovation for the end users," said Guru Parulkar, executive director of ON.Lab and ONRC. "Open Network Linux (ONL)'s entry into Open Compute Project (OCP) helps advance the standardization and adoption of OCP's data plane architecture. ONL also provides an important building block in realizing our vision for a reference open ecosystem with ONOS as the open carrier-grade SDN control plane, open applications such as ONF's peering router running on ONOS and an open data plane comprised of ONL, Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) and Open Compute hardware."

"Open networking solutions provide a low cost and flexible infrastructure aligned to our customers' operational requirements, because a set of standard hardware and software platforms enable the rapid development of value-added functionality by the operator, vendor and open source communities. Therefore, Edge-Core has ported ONL, the OCP-approved open-source NOS platform, to our 1Gbe, 10GbE and 40GbE open network switches to accelerate adoption of open networking in data center, telecom and enterprise networks." - George Tchaparian, CEO of Edge-Core Networks and GM of Data Center Networks at Accton Technology.

"Interface Masters is excited to team up with Big Switch and support the Open Network Linux and leverage the hardware independent software and utilities. Being part of the first proposed OCP switch platform, we believe that with the ONIE concept, in conjunction with standardization of the network operating system, white box software will become easier to implement and deploy." - Ehud Yuhjtman, President of Interface Masters.

"Agema Systems, one of leading open switch providers, is proud to be a part of the OCP ecosystem and to support Open Network Linux on our AG-7448CU and future data center devices." - Jay Huang, President, Agema Systems, Inc.

"We are big believers in the advantages of open hardware; we're pleased to support Open Network Linux on our multiple switch platforms. The maturity and depth of the ONL ecosystem gives us the confidence to leverage ONL for our QuantaMesh bare-metal switch product line. ONL gives QuantaMesh customers a simplified network deployment experience, backed by the confidence of running a standard Linux distribution." - Mike Yang, General Manager, QCT (Quanta Cloud Technology)

Open Network Linux is available for immediate download from http://opennetlinux.org under the Eclipse 1.0 and GPL 2.0 public licenses.

For more, check out Big Switch CTO Rob Sherwood's blog post: Attention World: The Network Is Now Open!

Tweet this: Great news - @OpenComputePrj accepts Open Network Linux as its recommended Network Operating System. More info: http://bit.ly/1HuUeec

About Big Switch Networks®
Big Switch Networks is the market leader in bringing hyperscale data center networking technologies to a broader audience. The company is taking three key hyperscale technologies -- open Ethernet switch hardware, sophisticated SDN control software, and core-and-pod data center designs -- and leveraging them in fit-for-purpose products designed for use in enterprises, cloud providers, and service providers. The company's Big Tap Monitoring Fabric is an advanced SDN fabric solution to monitor existing networks, and the flagship Big Cloud Fabric is the industry's most advanced bare metal switching fabric intended for new data center pods such as private cloud, big data, and VDI. For additional information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., follow @bigswitch, or visit www.bigswitch.com.

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