London Internet Exchange to Use IP Infusion’s OcNOS™ Network Operating System in New London Interconnect Platform

12th Sep 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif., September 12, 2016IP Infusion, a leading provider of intelligent network software for telecom and data communications services, today announced that London Internet Exchange (LINX) will use IP Infusion’s OcNOS™ network operating system in their secondary London interconnect platform (LON2). After months of research and testing with new suppliers, LINX will adopt a disaggregated format for LON2 by leveraging the NOS from IP Infusion and the hardware from Edgecore Networks.

LINX, one of the largest operators of Internet Exchange Point (IXP) services connecting over 700 networks in over 65 countries, also announced that it will build the new LON2 architecture based on EVPN (Ethernet VPN) routing technology. The LINX solution, employing EVPN over MPLS, leaf-spine topology, full automation and 100G ready, is the first IXP in the world to adopt all of these new technology concepts and features.

“We selected IP Infusion because they are an established software house, their company DNA is being a protocol stack vendor, and their strategic focus on the service provider market. In IP Infusion, we’ve chosen a partner with the reputation in the open networking industry of providing carrier-grade quality network operating systems and having expertise in MPLS, VPLS, and EVPN,” said Richard Petrie, LINX CTO. “Our decision to introduce a disaggregated platform with EVPN allows LINX to continue to deliver innovative technology to our members and allows us to continue our commitment to seek ever-greater levels of service quality and cost effectiveness.”

Overall benefits, such as full-featured set and reduced TCO, influenced LINX’s decision to go with a disaggregated model with IP Infusion’s OcNOS network operating system and Edgecore’s AS7712-32X 100 GbE and AS5812-54X 10 GbE open network switches, over proprietary switch manufacturers and Ethernet switch solutions with proprietary network operating systems.

OcNOS is a modular, disaggregated, high-performance network operating system for service providers. The highly available and scalable OcNOS architecture is optimized for both physical and virtual environments, with extensive support for IP/MPLS routing, OpenFlow support, switching, and security.

“Fast growing network traffic levels are placing great demands on customers such as LINX to deliver new, innovative services at faster rates. With OcNOS, LINX can easily design their disaggregated network to meet their specific needs and deploy new services quickly,” said Kiyo Oishi, CEO and president of IP Infusion. “We look forward to partnering with LINX to meet the growth requirements of their new platform and to help keep operating costs low.”

“Edgecore Networks, together with IP Infusion, is proud to be an active partner with LINX as they migrate to this new open networking solution,” said George Tchaparian, CEO, Edgecore Networks. “With Edgecore’s open networking switches and IP Infusion’s robust, high function NOS, LINX will be able to deliver more services, at lower costs, in faster timeframes.”

For more information on OcNOS, please see http://www.ipinfusion.com/products/ocnos.

About London Internet Exchange

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) is one of the largest Internet exchanges in the world, connecting over 700 networks from over 65 countries around the globe. As a mutual membership organization, whose members make up a large part of the global internet, the London based IXP is in a unique position to make a difference for all as its mantra ‘Working for the Good of the Internet’ indicates. LINX continues to expand their London presence with over 11 PoPs across the capital along with regional exchanges in Wales, Manchester and Scotland. LINX also operates an Internet exchange in the Ashburn metro area in the US just outside Washington DC. For more information about The London Internet Exchange, please visit http://www.linx.net.

About IP Infusion

IP Infusion, the leader in disaggregated networking solutions, delivers enterprise and carrier-grade software solutions allowing network operators to reduce network costs, increase flexibility, and to deploy new features and services quickly. IP Infusion’s OcNOS, the industry’s first enterprise and carrier-grade network operating system for Open Compute hardware, allows for easier implementation of large-scale IT networks, and offers customers white box solutions to deploy more quickly. VirNOS, a NFV-based software platform, provides a carriers and enterprises with a cost-effective network OS approach to implement and manage their networking services. With the OcNOS and VirNOS network operating systems, both powered by ZebOS, IP Infusion offers network operators, carriers, and enterprises with the physical and virtual software solutions they need to achieve the disaggregated networking model. Over 300 customers worldwide, including major networking equipment manufacturers, use IP Infusion’s respected ZebOS platform to build networks to address the evolving needs of cloud, carrier and mobile networking. IP Infusion is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and is a wholly owned and independently operated subsidiary of ACCESS CO., LTD. Additional information can be found at http://www.ipinfusion.com.

IP Infusion, ZebOS, VirNOS and OcNOS are trademarks or registered trademarks of IP Infusion. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

 

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