Mellanox Open Composable Networks leverages the design principles of hyperscale web and cloud service providers, and enable our customers to achieve web-scale total infrastructure efficiency. OCN platforms delivers:
– Best of breed end-to-end 25/50/100 Gb/s Open Ethernet networking portfolio available at both the chip and system level
– Open, industry standard APIs for resource abstraction and orchestration
– Simple yet powerful network management and control middleware
Open Composable Networks (OCN) defines a next-generation architecture for networking infrastructure that is open and can be constructed flexibly from basic components and supports 10/25/40/50/100Gb/s speeds. OCN is based on Network disaggregation into modular components, Open and unified abstraction interface between these components, and automated resource composition and orchestration.
|Leading Verticals||Cloud Service Providers, Financials, Healthcare, Telecom Service Providers and Government & Education|
|In Customer Deployment||Yes|
|OCP Initiatives||Data Center, Networking, Server and HPC|
Mellanox ConnectX series of NICs are supported on a wide range of OCP servers including Yosemite, Leopard and Barreleye; Mellanox Spectrum switches are compatible with Switch Abstraction Interface (SAI) in OCP, and supports SONiC-based switch operating system through SAI.
|Linux Foundation Initiatives||CORD, ONOS, OpenSwitch and OVS|
|Linux Foundation Details||
We contributed Mellanox OCN components including ConnectX of NICs with associated OVS acceleration and offload software, Spectrum Ethernet switches, LinkX and NEO to OpenCORD to improve SDN/NFV performance and efficiency. Mellanox Spectrum switches interoperate with ONOS through OpenFlow, and can support OpenSwitch as a third-party NOS.
|Customers||Medallia, SysEleven, University of Cambridge, Baidu, Enter|
|Performance and Scalability||
ConnectX NICs enables DPDK performance of up to 140 million pps on an100G link, and accelerate OVS to perform at 66 million pps bidirectionally. Spectrum is proven to have low sub-300ns port-to-port latency, wire-speed forwarding with zero packet loss at any packet size and an overall switching capacity of 6.4Tbps.
|Partners||Cumulus Networks, Nutanix, HPE, Dell, IBM|