Our heads are spinning from all of the news and announcements coming out of Interop 2015 in Las Vegas this week.
Here’s a handy guide to some of the tidbits that caught our wandering, news-lusting eye:
Penguin Computing will offer Pica8’s PicOS network operating system on its Arctica white box switches, the companies announced. The standardized hardware targets enterprise data center operators and carriers looking to integrate Layer 2-3 protocols with SDN protocols.
Penguin also partnered up with Cumulus Networks to integrate the Arctica switch line with Cumulus’ Rack Management Platform OS, which was launched this week. Built on a Linux code base, the Cumulus OS is “designed specifically for specialized out-of-band switches,” the companies said in a statement.
Cumulus also bolstered its open networking partnership program with the addition of server maker Supermicro. Supermicro’s SSE-X3648S/SR bare metal switch will now come pre-loaded with the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE), allowing turnkey installation of Cumulus Linux.
Wire-data analytics firm ExtraHop released its EH6100v virtual appliance for data analysis. The appliance claims sustained 10 Gb/s throughput for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and VMware NSX environments.
Cavium gave the first public demo (we think) of its ThunderX processor family. The 48-core ARMv8-A based processors, announced last June, are designed to for multiple high-bandwidth NFV applications running on separate VMs.
Interface Masters Technologies, the network hardware firm that helped Broadcom submit a design to the Open Compute Project, launched the Niagara 2851 switch, which the company claims is the first 100-Gb/s intelligent active bypass switch.
Photo courtesy Interop Las Vegas 2015.