A transition from vertically integrated routers to fully disaggregated routers
The concept of Open (or Disaggregated) Networking was introduced by the Hyperscale Datacenter Providers, such as Google and Amazon. The underlying concept was to gain freedom on the ability to customize the network according to one’s needs, by separating the hardware layer from the software (the Network Operating System or NOS). This trend became mainstream because the IP features required in a Datacenter environment are somewhat limited and did not require large scale routing capabilities.
The introduction of Broadcom DNX ASIC enabled, for the first time, to build a scalable (from a few Tbps and up to 1300 Tbps) IP routing hardware from off-the-shelf components, required for Tier-1 Communication Service Providers. As a result, hardware manufacturers designed and released complete portfolios of white-box hardware meant to address all the network applications found in fixed and mobile service providers.
But an Open Router needs a proper NOS to take full advantage of the processing power of the underlying hardware. This is where Exaware comes into play, by providing ExaNOS, the leading routing software, with its distributed architecture, which enables massive scale routing with a wealth of features, to answer the needs of practically any use case.
THE GREAT DECOUPLING
Decoupling traffic growth from network costs
Unleash the power of your network
Open Networking provides the tremendous prospect of connecting third-party applications with your network and deliver new services to your customers. Learn more about it in our Third-party applications section.
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