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SoftIron’s New HyperSwitch Family Is Built On Open Source SONiC

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SoftIron Ltd has introduced its next-generation top-of-rack switch called HyperSwitch, which is built to maximize the performance and flexibility of SONiC (Software for Open Networking in the Cloud).

The HyperSwitch family of networking switches includes three models, each optimized for hyperscale data center performance with simplified core networking functionality, and wire-speed on all ports at all times with uncompromising performance, the company said.

The HyperSwitch HS43200 includes 32 x 100GbE ports while the HyperSwitch HS34008 features 40 x 25GbE and 8 x 100GbE ports. Also, the HyperSwitch HS24008 includes 40 x 10GBE and 8 x 100GbE ports. Each unit comes with an Intelligent Platform Management Interface, dual power supplies, and an AMD EPYC Embedded 3000 Processor.

HyperSwitch units add power and extensibility by including an AMD EPYC Embedded 3000 Processor that can be used flexibly by network operators for network security applications such as firewalls, or for dedicated storage managers, and virtually any other software desired for custom networking operations.

The HyperSwitch family is built with the task-specific purpose of maximally leveraging the power of SONiC, an open sourced network operating system pioneered by Microsoft for their Azure cloud platform.

Further, the SoftIron HyperSwitch family of switches are purpose built to address next generation network automation, including real-time visibility and switch table state modification for hyperscale data centers.