SANTA CLARA, Calif., December 3, 2018 –, IP Infusion, a leading provider of intelligent network software for telecom and data communications services, announced that EscapeNet, an Australian Internet Service Provider (ISP), has deployed the OcNOS™ network operating system and developed a disaggregated networking model to power the GigCity Adelaide Network, an initiative of the Government of South Australia, offering gigabit speed services to innovation precincts across metro Adelaide. The initiative has been able to achieve highly affordable, ultrahigh speed services for businesses and startups due to the network’s low CapEx and OpEx requirements.
The GigCity Adelaide Network is a four-year, $7.8 million (AUD) initiative, which connected 13 innovation precincts during the first stage in 2017 and plans to deliver 15 additional innovation precincts during the second stage. EscapeNet won an open tender to design, build and operate services to the precincts.
OcNOS is the industry’s first full-featured network OS for White Box and features include advanced capabilities, such as extensive switching and routing protocol support, MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching), and SDN (software defined networking). OcNOS features hybrid, centralized or distribute network support; scalable, modular high-performance network; and a robust data plane built on merchant silicon.
Working with IP Infusion and adding disaggregated networking hardware, EscapeNet architected a network design centering on four local data centers. Innovation precincts are connected to two data centers with diverse fiber paths ensuring a highly available network. The extensive use of multiple fiber paths was feasible because of the not-for-profit fiber network, SABRENet, which serves the Adelaide research, education and innovation community.
The disaggregated networking design builds from a layer 3 Ethernet-based foundation complimented with EVPN VXLAN as the layer 2 technology. The design choice benefited from EVPN route control, layer2 flood control, multihoming and service multiplexing features.
“By relying on the industry proven and robust OcNOS and EVPN VXLAN solution, EscapeNet can offer production services with the highest quality of service,” Stavros Patiniotis, Managing Director of EscapeNet. “IP Infusion’s extensive software development experience coupled with disaggregated networking hardware enables us to develop a disaggregated networking solution that brings GigCity valuable additional services at a lower cost.”
“By deploying OcNOS for their disaggregated networking solution, EscapeNet takes advantage of open networking benefits of lower CapEx and OpEx expenses and the agility to spin up new services faster,” said Atsushi Ogata, President and CEO of IP Infusion. “With the addition of OcNOS, EscapeNet has another excellent tool in its toolbox in its dedication to run a truly next generation network which employs market leading technologies throughout its infrastructure.”
Founded in 1996, EscapeNet is a licenses telecommunications carrier leveraging a national footprint to deliver voice, data and cloud solutions. Servicing consumer, business and government organizations using multi-technology delivery including nbn and carrier fiber networks. EscapeNet is an Australian owned and operated company maintaining a local support and engineering presence, based in Adelaide, South Australia.
For more information, https://www.esc.net.au/.
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, an NFV-based software platform, provides 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.
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