High-speed, high-density, standardized OCP-compliant platforms
Accton is a leading provider of open hardware network fabric for cloud data centers and is also a prominent contributor to the OCP Networking Project. Accton’s experienced engineering team has developed a full range of Top-of-Rack (ToR) and spine switches supporting interface speeds from 1G, 10G, 25G, 100G, up to 400G.
In addition to its switch hardware, Accton has developed a range of high-performance open server platforms for the data center. These servers and server appliances integrate computing, storage, and networking into a single device that can be configured for any number of applications. Being based on Intel® x86 communications hardware, these platforms are truly open. You can either install available operating system and application software for common tasks, or build a customized device to fulfill a specific function.
Data Center Switches
High density and high performance are basic requirements for data center ToR and spine switches deployed in folded-Clos architectures. Accton delivers OCP-compliant devices that meet the demands of data center operation with high-availability switches that support multiple 10/25/40/100/200/400G interfaces. Accton’s high-capacity Open Modular Platform (OMP) supports up to 512 non-blocking 100G switch ports in a chassis that simplifies cabling and lowers equipment costs and power consumption. Additionally, Accton has also developed devices supporting coherent optics for 200G/400G data center interconnection.
All Accton data center switches are designed in a flexible modular format that not only offers a choice in switch silicon and CPU, but also enables a shorter development cycle. Each switch design undergoes a rigorous engineering review process that increases reliability and ensures that products perform to their maximum capability. As cloud data centers evolve, Accton will be ready to deliver cost-effective, open bare-metal hardware that provides a solid investment for the future.
Cloud Server Appliances
In addition to its data center switches, Accton has developed a number of high-performance servers, server appliances, and storage platforms, including hyper-converged systems that include significant amounts of computing power, storage, and networking all in one box. In particular, the “server-switch” platform includes the latest Intel® Purley Skylake CPUs in a dual-socket system supporting up to 28 cores (56 threads) per socket with high-speed NVMe and SATA SSDs.
These server systems deliver high-density computing capability for virtualization with high-speed and low-latency storage. To improve performance, there is the ability to offer acceleration through CPU offload to smart network interface cards. As computing, storage, and networking converge, Accton will continue to innovate high-capacity, scalable platforms ideal for the future of open software-defined infrastructure.