Dell EMC to Resell Metaswitch's New White Box and Open Network OS

31 March 2018
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Metaswitch announced a collaboration with Dell EMC, who will resell its Composable Network Protocols (CNP).

Introduced this week, the Metaswitch CNP enables networking teams to create the next generation of white box routing platforms with fully-decoupled control plane components and open management interfaces.

Dell EMC will combine Metaswitch’s CNP IP routing and MPLS networking stacks, with its own EMC OS10 Open Edition on ONIE-enabled platforms. The combination of these well-established, time-tested technologies separates this from alternative offerings and enables true software disaggregation.

Dell EMC OS10 Open Edition combines the best of Linux, open computing and networking to advance open networking disaggregation. OS10 Open Edition embodies the evolution of networking software and was designed to introduce new levels of software flexibility and programmability in large-scale data center environments for cloud and communications services providers (CSPs).

It easily integrates with DevOps tools and serves as a foundation for the OpenSwitch project within The Linux Foundation.

Metaswitch CNP provides completely disaggregated network software solutions for deployments ranging from Layer 2 to Layer 3 fabrics, VPN interconnect and carrier-grade MPLS infrastructures. Running stand-alone or combined with third-party commercial or open source stacks, Metaswitch routing and control plane protocols install and operate as binary applications on top of network operating systems including OpenSwitch.

Drew Schulke, VP of Networking, Dell EMC 
The combination of Metaswitch CNP and Dell EMC OS10 Open Edition significantly raises the viability of software disaggregation in production deployments. With this comprehensive portfolio of hardened network protocol stacks, we’ll work closely on addressing the complexities of data center interconnect and wide-area IP/MPLS routing at scale.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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