|[October 12, 2017]
Centec Networks Extends Ethernet Switching Silicon Family with DUET2 Device for Secure and Converged Enterprise Networking Designs
Networks, a leading innovator of Ethernet switching silicon and SDN
white box solutions, today unveiled its fifth-generation switch chip for
the open-networking market, DUET2 (CTC7148), extending its family to
deliver full-speed 1GE to 100GE converged enterprise data and storage
networking with a device that is optimized to meet customer requirements
for cost, power, security and wireless and wireline convergence.
"An extension of our proven GoldenGate series solution, the DUET2 switch
is a cost-optimized, low-power device that includes newly added
multi-gigabit (Multi-Gig 2.5G/5G) and 25G/50G interfaces, enhanced
enterprise-class security capabilities, and multiple new convergence
features that simplify the development of today's enterprise networking
solutions," said Tao Gu, vice president of business development for
Centec Networks. "We continue to embrace an open-networking strategy
while expanding our offering to address some of the biggest challenges
of Ethernet switching in today's open-networking marketplace."
"There is growing demand for solutions that can help fuel the
'convergence of everything' onto enterprise Ethernet networks," said Bob
Wheeler, principal analyst at The Linley Group. "Centec's DUET2 is an
example of a new generation of switch solutions that are purpose-built
to support this kind of convergence at all levels of the wireless and
wireline enterprise network, and at the price points and power
efficiency necessary for broad doption."
"Open networking solutions have enabled developers and data center
operators to preserve their investments across many platforms using the
silicon, hardware and operating system solutions of their choice in each
layer of the networking stack," said Simon Stanley, analyst at large
with Heavy Reading. "Solutions like DUET2 will help make this possible
in enterprise networks while giving them the kind of visibility and
intelligence that has typically only been available in the cloud data
Product Feature Details
Ubiquitous Ethernet connectivity:
Includes interfaces that supports all possible Ethernet speed
including 1G/2.5G/5G/10G/40G and 25G/50G/100G.
Support for enterprise wireless and wireline
convergence: The DUET2 device supports Control and Provisioning
of Wireless Access Points (CAPWAP) and Multi-Gig (2.5G/5G) technology
with industry's first USXGMII interface.
An on-chip CAPWAP engine is included for E2E encryption and
decryption, and additional security is provided through a per-port
MACsec without the need for an additional physical layer (PHY) device.
Advanced network visibility and intelligence:
The switch features capabilities proven in Centec's high-bandwidth
Golden Gate switch that improve real-time network decision-making and
the resulting user experience, including application-aware processing
and enhanced visibility to the network forwarding plane using on-chip
flow tracing, elephant flow detection, and real-time network
Productized switch platform: The platform
is based on either a commercial or open source network operating
system (NOS) for global vendors to integrate and customize for SDN and
Engineering samples of DUET2 silicon and turnkey solutions are shipping
to customers and multiple design-in are underway with volume production
scheduled for the second quarter of 2018. The solution is supported by a
software development kit (SDK) and the company's upper-layer Centec CNOS
reference software for SDN Openflow, enterprise and SMB applications.
Centec Networks provides innovative switching silicon and white box
solutions that improve SDN deployment while empowering it for carrier,
enterprise and data center networks. Leveraging a high-performance open
SDN architecture, Centec enables seamless migration from the traditional
L2, L3 and MPLS/MPLS-TP architecture to the new SDN era while solving
some of SDN's biggest challenges. Centec and its customers are
redefining the future of network switching. For more details, please
visit the Centec website at http://www.centecnetworks.com.
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