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May 12, 2016 08:00 ET

Corsa's New SDN Platform Delivers 10G and 100G Network Hardware Virtualization

Open Programmable Solution Offers True Network Hardware Virtualization to Make Promised SDN Benefits a Reality

OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - May 12, 2016) - In a major move to deliver the promised benefits of Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Corsa Technology, the leader in performance SDN switching, today announced its new Corsa DP2000 series, a new open programmable switching and routing platform that delivers 10G and 100G subscriber-level networking, on-demand services and real-time network tuning. The Corsa DP2000 allows network architects and operators to dynamically partition hardware into independent virtual SDN switches or routers operating at line-rate.

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"The DP2000 series is the first switching and routing platform to offer open programmable networking on a platform where you can dynamically slice a single physical switch into virtualized line-rate switching and routing instances that can support 100G of throughput. What compute has been doing for years, we now make possible at the core of the communications network," said Bruce Gregory, CEO of Corsa Technology. "We built this solution with WAN and metro applications in mind, because it is here that network architects are struggling to handle exploding volume and diversity of traffic and where our multi-context hardware virtualization has a huge impact."

The new DP2000 series allows network architects and operators to achieve true network virtualization on the same shared infrastructure via open programmable APIs which slice their networks into virtual switching and routing instances running at internet-scale throughput.

"With traffic increasing dramatically in metro and service provider WAN due to IoT and applications such as virtual reality layered on top of video, aggregation points in the network are suffering from congestion. Being able to apply policy to instantly assign network resources to services that can be spun up and down dynamically or isolate network resources for specific customers improving traffic flows at these nodes is an important requirement," said Cliff Grossner, Ph.D., senior research director data center, cloud and SDN at IHS. "Corsa's new platform offers a flexible hardware approach to the age-old problem of creating high performance virtual switching and routing instances running at line rate to improve network aggregation node performance."

Each of the virtual service instances benefits from Corsa's advanced traffic management and QoS features which control and shape traffic within each instance at the per-flow level to required rates as determined by the orchestration layer and network policy. Network operators can fine-tune traffic paths to ensure individual customers, subscribers or services receive their appropriate bandwidth and throughput. In addition, per flow statistics for all traffic is available, offering unprecedented real-time network insights at the most granular level and enabling any manner of predictive traffic management or security.

The DP2000 series is scalable from 100G to 2.4T of throughput. This ensures future growth for network operators who can easily scale without requiring any changes to their software platform and whose current hardware wiring can stay intact as the new capacity can be virtually allocated without affecting physical connections.

For the past two years, Corsa has worked with the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), to develop and deploy tools and technologies to advance SDN.

"The promise of a programmable wide-area network depends on availability of flexible hardware," said Inder Monga, Interim Division Director and CTO of ESnet. "These new switches from Corsa will help us easily manage bursty 'elephant' science data flows by using traffic isolation, bandwidth management and efficient virtualization of underlying hardware."

Corsa's multi-context hardware virtualization and advanced traffic engineering features help network operators take full advantage of SDN and build better networks. The new DP2000 series includes:

  • True network hardware virtualization enabling logical L2 and L3 network services via SDN programmatic control
  • Subscriber-level internet scale networking with per flow traffic engineering and advanced traffic management
  • Real-time network insights with per-flow traffic monitoring statistics
  • Multi terabit throughput with switch stacking
  • Open SDN programmability at multiple abstraction levels

From day one, Corsa has been working to dramatically improve the SDN network architecture by delivering SDN hardware that can easily and quickly scale for very large network applications. Corsa DP2000 is proof of this and has been built on the Corsa performance SDN hardware base.

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About Corsa Technology

Corsa Technology is a networking equipment company delivering WAN-scale open, programmable SDN hardware platforms to customers worldwide. To enable innovative service offerings, better service level assurance and network management, Corsa SDN switching and routing platforms feature true hardware virtualization with dynamic, programmable traffic management and line-rate per-flow forwarding at internet scale.

For more information, please visit www.corsa.com.