HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION STORAGE
businesswire | April 27, 2023
Edgecore Networks, a leading provider of traditional and open network solutions for enterprises, data centers, and telecommunication service providers, today announced the launch of the ECS4125-10P, the world's first enterprise PoE network switch that supports the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) OpenLAN Switching (OLS). With the ECS4125-10P, IT professionals can enjoy a competitive and differentiated wiring closet switching solution, enabling more diverse and flexible network deployment options. The switch can support all TIP OpenWiFi devices, providing an open network solution that spans both wired and wireless environments.
The OLS project, initiated by TIP’s Open Converged Wireless Project Group in 2022, seeks to address the next major network upgrade demands for high power, high throughput, and low latency. The project aims to provide diverse and competitive alternatives for PoE switches and accelerate innovation, enabling an ecosystem that provides end-to-end solutions. As a pioneer of OpenWiFi, Edgecore has taken the lead in supporting the OLS project, being the first commercial vendor to contribute Ethernet switch expertise to the TIP OLS project. The company is working closely with TIP’s OpenWiFi Program Group to accelerate the progress of the OLS technology stack.
In addition to the highly-anticipated ECS4125-10P, Edgecore plans to release an exciting lineup of switch models that support TIP OLS in 2023. The Edgecore OLS series will include PoE switches ranging from 8 to 48 ports and from 1G to multi-G speeds, leveraging Edgecore's existing comprehensive enterprise PoE switch product line. With over 35 years of experience in switching technology from the parent company, Accton Technology, Edgecore has shipped hundreds of thousands of switches around the world, demonstrating the company's expertise and success in the industry.
"We are excited to be participating in the OLS project and collaborating with TIP OpenWiFi and other partners to expand end-to-end solutions under the OpenWiFi architecture that addresses the next major network upgrade," said Tengtai Hsu, VP of Edgecore Networks. "Our commitment to innovation and experience in open networking makes us an ideal partner for this project."
"This product launch demonstrates the strong momentum we have seen for OpenWiFi around the globe. With commercial deployments expanding and new Managed Service Providers launching OpenWiFi deployments, this is another example of how OpenWiFi accelerates innovation in the industry and provides customers with more choice and flexibility," said Jack Raynor, Co-Chair TIP OpenWiFi. "We look forward to working with Edgecore and other vendors in the OpenWiFi community to develop open-source software for network switches that meet the needs of customers that seek an open and disaggregated Wi-Fi solution."
The release of the ECS4125-10P and the upcoming introduction of multiple switch models that support TIP OLS in 2023 demonstrate Edgecore's commitment to offering a range of cutting-edge PoE switches, fostering innovation in the networking industry, and meeting the needs of IT professionals worldwide with quality and feature-rich solutions.
About Edgecore Networks
Edgecore Networks Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation, the leading network ODM. Edgecore Networks delivers wired and wireless networking products and solutions through channel partners and system integrators worldwide for data center, service provider, enterprise, and SMB customers. Edgecore Networks is the leader in open networking, providing a full line of open Wi-Fi access points, packet transponders, virtual PON OLTs, cell site gateways, aggregation routers, and 1G, 10G, 25G, 40G, 100G and 400G OCP AcceptedTM switches that offer a choice of commercial and open-source NOS and SDN software.
APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION STORAGE
Prnewswire | April 18, 2023
Ribbon Communications Inc. a global provider of real time communications technology and IP optical networking solutions to many of the world's largest service providers, enterprises, and critical infrastructure operators to modernize and protect their networks, today announced that it is providing SkyLine, a provider of advanced telecommunications in North Carolina, with a comprehensive IP and Optical network solution.
"Ribbon offers us a state of the art of IP and optical transport portfolio that meets the needs of our business," said Kim Shepherd, Chief Executive Officer at SkyLine. "We have long-standing experience with Ribbon's cloud-based solutions and look forward to expanding this relationship, while continuing to benefit from their technical expertise and commitment to customer service."
Ribbon's multi-site, future-ready solution leverages both optical and IP routing network elements, managed within a single application for ease of use. The comprehensive IP Wave solution enables greater speeds, while simplifying management and monitoring. Ribbon's NPT family of IP Routers supports multiple routing technologies and services for flexibility and high performance, while the easy to deploy and manage Apollo DWDM Optical Transport platform provides a programmable and open solution supporting very high capacity transport that can be tailored to an organization's individual business needs.
"We've built our IP Wave solutions for maximum flexibility and performance, "said Elizabeth Page, Senior Sales Director - Rural Markets at Ribbon. "SkyLine now has the keys to a network that matches current requirements and can easily and cost-effectively scale to meet their needs for years to come."
Ribbon Communications delivers communications software, IP and optical networking solutions to service providers, enterprises and critical infrastructure sectors globally. We engage deeply with our customers, helping them modernize their networks for improved competitive positioning and business outcomes in today's smart, always-on and data-hungry world. Our innovative, end-to-end solutions portfolio delivers unparalleled scale, performance, and agility, including core to edge software-centric solutions, cloud-native offers, leading-edge security and analytics tools, along with IP and optical networking solutions for 5G. We maintain a keen focus on our commitments to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters, offering an annual Sustainability Report to our stakeholders.
APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE, WINDOWS SYSTEMS AND NETWORK
PRnewswire | April 24, 2023
Zesty, a pioneer in dynamic cloud infrastructure solutions, today announced the launch of EZswitch for Zesty Disk. EZswitch dramatically simplifies the transfer of data to Zesty-managed disks, reducing the steps and the downtime previously required. It requires zero code changes and empowers organizations to quickly and easily automate the right-sizing of their block storage.
The management of block storage volumes remains a huge challenge for cloud customers. Even with advances in prediction capabilities, there is no foolproof way to determine the amount of storage required. Storage demands for applications are extremely dynamic, and failure to allocate the sufficient disk space can be disastrous for companies. Overprovisioning has become standard practice, with organizations regularly provisioning excess storage than required to ensure app stability even during peak usage periods. However, that can double or triple the costs. Hands-on management can help achieve more accurate provisioning but it requires DevOps to be on call 24/7 to increase volumes when necessary.
Zesty Disk's AI-driven auto-scaling technology eliminates the tradeoff between cloud performance and cost efficiency. As storage data demands increase and decrease in line with fluctuating application needs, Zesty Disk automatically right sizes disk storage in real-time freeing engineers from 24/7 cloud monitoring. With optimized utilization, storage costs can be reduced by up to 70% as provisioned storage is kept in pace with used storage needs. Designed with DevOps teams in mind, the AI-powered real-time cloud management tool is easy to use and manage, even for functions as critical and security-sensitive as block storage.
"Companies are often unaware of the level of waste that takes place with Amazon EBS. They assume their utilization is more or less in line with their provisioning, and that the high costs of running storage is the norm," said Alexey Baikov, CTO and co-founder of Zesty. "With EZswitch, companies can evaluate Zesty Disk with no risk and minimal time commitment to see the cost impact that auto-scaling EBS volumes has. EZswitch lowers the barrier of entry for DevOps teams to automate the management of their Amazon EBS volumes."
In the past several months Zesty has continued to grow and invest in the success of its users. On the heels of the company's $75 million Series B, Zesty has opened a new HQ in San Mateo and hired Ori Yitzhaki as the new VP of Product. As the former VP of Product at JFrog, Yitzhaki's experience in customer-centric product development will play a key role in creating highly valuable and easy-to-use optimization tools for dynamic cloud environments.
Zesty is breaking new ground with intelligent cloud management technology that auto-scales cloud resources to fit real-time application needs. As today's cloud environments become increasingly dynamic, Zesty's automation increases cloud efficiency, improves DevOps productivity, and reduces cloud costs with zero human input. As a result, DevOps engineers no longer need to spend time on repetitive and mundane infrastructure management tasks and can enjoy the cloud's flexibility and scalability without worrying about cost or performance concerns. Zesty was founded in 2019 in Tel Aviv and is used by leading organizations such as Armis, Gong, Yotpo, and others. For more information, visit Zesty.co.