Disaggregated Networking Solution by IP Infusion and Edgecore Networks Deployment Completed at London Internet Exchange

LINX Manchester breaks vendor lock-in to benefit  from expanding capacity and network resiliency

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 12, 2021IP Infusion, a leading provider of network disaggregation solutions for telecom and data communications operators, and Edgecore Networks, a leading provider of traditional and open network solutions, today jointly announced that the full network migration of its disaggregated networking solution at the London Internet Exchange (LINX) Manchester interconnection point has been completed.

Connecting over 980 networks in over 80 countries, LINX is one of the largest operators of Internet Exchange Point (IXP) services and was the first IXP in the world to adopt a disaggregated model at a large scale. LINX Manchester has more than 120 connected networks with traffic regularly exceeding 100Gbps. On April 22, the network hit a new maximum traffic peak of 187.14 Gbps, making LINX Manchester one of the busier Internet exchanges in Europe.

The aim of the LINX Manchester migration project was to shift the current technical infrastructure to the disaggregated model that was deployed on LINX’s secondary London interconnect platform (LON2) in 2018. Using open network switches from Edgecore Networks and the OcNOS® network operating software from IP Infusion, LINX has been able to reduce their total cost of ownership and to bring greater levels of service quality to their customers.

LINX mirrored their LON2 set up at LINX Manchester with the Edgecore Networks/IP Infusion solution, moving away from the single supplier source to give IXP members increased flexibility and continued value for their membership. The scalable solution from Edgecore Networks/IP Infusion also allows LINX to implement the network redundancy to the exchange, a vast upgrade from an existing single point of failure.

“The disaggregated networking solution from Edgecore and IP Infusion is more cost effective and allows us to deliver more long-term technical improvements and capabilities faster,” said Mark Lloyd, Principal Network Engineer, LINX.

“We are proud of the role Edgecore Networks has played in this vital deployment for LINX. Edgecore’s hyperscale open switches with IP Infusion’s robust, high function NOS, allow LINX to deliver more flexible services at a lower cost. LINX pioneered the first open network IXP deployment, and we look forward to other operators embracing this innovative model,” said George Tchaparian, President and CEO, Edgecore Networks.

“The migration of the Manchester deployment gives another validation of disaggregated networking for mission-critical applications and serves as an excellent example for other service providers looking to upgrade their existing networks by adopting disaggregated networking solutions,” said Atsushi Ogata, President and CEO, IP Infusion.

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 the Data Center, Service Provider, Enterprise and SMB customers.  Edgecore Networks is the leader in open networking providing a full line of open WiFi access points, packet transponders, virtual PON OLTs, and 1G, 10G, 25G, 40G, 100G and 400G OCP-ACCEPTEDTMswitches that offer choice of commercial and open source NOS and SDN software. For more information, visit www.edge-core.com.

About IP Infusion

IP Infusion is a leading provider of open network software and solutions for carriers, service providers and data center operators with over 500 customers and thousands of deployments. Our solutions enable network operators to disaggregate their networks to accelerate innovation, streamline operations, and reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Network OEMs may also disaggregate network devices to expedite time to market, offer comprehensive services, and achieve carrier grade robustness.

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.

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