Showing posts with label Aricent. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Aricent. Show all posts

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Aricent upgrades Intelligent Switching for web scale data centres

Aricent, a global design and engineering company, has announced at Computex 2017 in Taiwan its Intelligent Switching Solution (ISS) release 10.1 upgrade, designed to support web scale data centres that run thousands of servers and network port speeds up to 100 Gigabit Ethernet.

Aricent stated that together with Marvell it is well-positioned to address scale-out data centres that deliver high performance and low latency networks. Aricent's Intelligent Switching Solution offers advanced control plane capabilities including cloud-native features, telemetry, machine learning, event-driven border gateway protocol (BGP), tunnelling and hypervisor connectivity.

Aricent's latest ISS offering can be combined with Marvell's Prestera 98CX84xx family of integrated packet processors to help enable data centre transitions to 100 Gigabit Ethernet speeds while providing advanced data centre features, virtualisation, service assurance and support for traffic analytics.

The latest Aricent ISS offering can be combined with its ConvergedOS on the new Marvell Prestera chipsets, which is designed to support the features required for top-of-rack and leaf-and-spine applications in data centres, private clouds and enterprise networks, including:

1.         Network virtualisation overlay with VXLAN, MP-BGP-based EVPN.

2.         Advanced QoS.

3.         Traffic monitoring with sFLOW and remote mirroring.

4.         Multi-chassis link-aggregation group (MC-LAG).

5.         Event-driven BGP and time synchronisation for packet tracing.
6.         Port density and flexible port speeds spanning 10, 25, 40, 50 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet.

7.         Policy-based telemetry.

The Aricent ISS solution is a software-defined, performance-optimised networking infrastructure designed for the data centre, enterprise, SMB, industrial Ethernet and service provider markets.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Alaska's GCI deploys Aricent ANS

Alaska telco General Communication (GCI) has selected a combination of Aricent Autonomous Network Solution (ANS) and Monolith Software's AssureNow platform to integrate its enterprise infrastructure and enhance communication service quality and establish a dynamic service environment to enable the delivery of new digital services.

The largest telco in Alaska, GCI offers a range of services including voice, video, broadband data services and wireless to businesses and residential customers, and is deploying Aricent ANS with the Monolith AssureNow platform to unify information, automate remediation and expedite issue resolution to help improve quality control and performance management.

The overall solution provides a complete view of infrastructure comprising converged IP and infrastructure from cable, IP LAN/WAN, core, wireless and transport domains, enabling zero-touch policy orchestration, intelligent predictive analysis, automated correlation and application performance management for enhanced digital services improved operational efficiency.

GCI stated that the synergy between its technical expertise, Monolith's AssureNow and Aricent Autonomous Network Solution is intended to strengthen its operational capabilities and accelerate the development of new solutions in Alaska.

Monolith's AssureNow platform enables end-to-end, unified management of services, performance and faults across legacy and dynamic virtualised domains. GCI noted that by implementing AssureNow it will be able to phase out older networking tools while improving and simplifying issue tracking.

The recently launched Aricent ANS is designed to enable rapid network transformation for network equipment vendors and service providers. The solution facilitates the transition toward self-steering networks to support new interactions and platforms that can deliver new customer services.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Aricent unveils ConvergedOS Open Hardware Operating System

Aricent, a global design and engineering company, announced the introduction of its intelligent network operating system, Aricent ConvergedOS, designed to provide network equipment and technology system providers with a ready-to-deploy, open hardware and Open Compute Project (OCP)-compatible software solution.

In addition, through its established partnership with Inventec, Aricent is introducing the new network operating system on the Inventec D7032Q28B 100 Gigabit Ethernet spine switch targeting data centre applications and enterprise and service provider network deployments.

The Aricent ConvergedOS provides support for a total of 32 x 100 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP28 interfaces with line-rate Layer 2/3 performance of up to 3.2 Tbit/s in a PHY-less design to meet growing traffic demands in data centres.

ConvergedOS is based on Aricent's Intelligent Switching Solution (ISS), a switching, routing and network optimisation software platform designed to enable connectivity in the data centre for storage area networking, 100 Gbit/s links and distribution of workloads across data centres via Ethernet VPN services.

Key features of Aricent's ConvergedOS solution include:

1. Data centre networking, with support for L2 switching VLAN, L2 multicast IGMP/MLD snooping, IGMP/MLD proxy, link aggregation, LLDP-MED, data centre bridging (DCB)-PFC, ETS, QCN and DCBX, LLDP.
2. BGP spine life architecture, enabling support for a faster convergence, cloud-ready management interface.
3. Support for L3 (IPv4/v6) unicast and multicast routing RIP, OSPFv, IS-IS, BGP4, IGMP (v1/v2/v3), MLD, router, PIM-SM, PIM-DM, PIM-Bidirectional, DVMRP and MSDP.
4. Platform protection via hot redundancy, VRRP (IPv4/v6), uplink failure detection (UFD), multi-chassis LAG, split horizon.
5. Data centre virtualisation and overlay, with VxLAN gateways, Ethernet VPN (VxLAN), edge virtualisation via 802.1Qbg, S-channel, MPLS VPN.
6. Data centre convergence, with support for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), FIP snooping, FC direct attach.
7. Data centre telemetry with Broadview and agent software for collecting ASIC stats and counter for diagnosis.

Aricent recently announced new capabilities for its Autonomous Network Solution (ANS) for the automation of next-generation virtualised networks with new components based on standards including ETSI NFV, ETSI AFI GANA, MEF LSO and TM-Forum's Zoom.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Aricent Enhances ANS for Automation in Virtualised Networks

Aricent, a global technology design and engineering company, has announced new capabilities within its Autonomous Network Solution (ANS), designed to provide intelligent automation for next-generation virtualised networks.

Aricent ANS, based on components complaint with standards including ETSI NFV, ETSI AFI GANA, MEF LSO and TM-Forum Zoom, is designed to apply Artificial Intelligence (AI) to support the network transformation. The company cited two applications for AI in networking: enhancing productivity in development, for example in DevOps for root cause analysis, and to enable the network to become an intelligent, as well as an automated, platform

Aricent's Autonomous Network Solution is designed to support functionality including:

1. Network management and orchestration, providing a platform to define and manage virtual network function (VNF) service chains, policies, resource consumption and performance metrics.

2. Lifecycle service orchestration (LSO), enabling an: intent-based management layer to control physical and virtual network resources utilising both physical network and NFV orchestrators.

3. A self-optimisation framework, based on a bespoke machine learning tool chain that can support multiple use cases, such as predictive defect detection, root cause analysis and low latency network services.

Aricent also announced the launch of Cognitive Services, designed to enhance customer engagement and loyalty leveraging AI. Aricent Cognitive Services span service development, design, strategy and software and hardware development and specifically include data-driven design services and capabilities from frog that support data exploration and machine learning techniques, and CognitiveDrive Train Platform (CDP), designed to enable the assembly and integration of AI services from platforms such as IBM Watson, Amazon, Microsoft and Google ML.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Aricent Partners with Broadcom on Mobile Backhaul Framework

Aricent announced a collaboration with Broadcom to develop  a carrier-grade mobile backhaul reference framework.

Aricent's Intelligent Switching Solution (ISS), which is a software framework that offers Layer 2 switching, IPv4/v6 routing, QoS, security, and management capabilities, has been tested and deployed in the field on Broadcom's StrataXGS BCM56440 Ethernet Switch leveraging Broadcom's latest Software Development Kit (SDK).

The joint solution can render  Layer 2 and VLAN switching, Layer 3 routing, MPLS, MPLS-TP, provider backbone bridging (PBB), operations, administration and management (OAM), protection, timing, and synchronization features to help equipment vendors build next generation carrier grade mobile backhaul solutions. ISS on Broadcom's StrataXGS BCM56450 platform will be available by the end of this year.