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Insidepacket Extends Sonic Use Cases, Enabling New Edge-Cloud Network Services

InsidePacket, one of the pioneers of next-generation, innovative edge-networking services, today announced its support of SONiC, Microsoft's Software for Open Networking in the Cloud, to deliver cloud providers and data centers a powerful, ground-breaking accelerated middlebox networking service, over programmable-switch white boxes. By that, InsidePacket's ipOS solution enables 10-40x improvements in productivity, performance, cost, and scale compared to current industry-typical appliances.

Around 10 percent of enterprise-generated data is created and processed outside a traditional centralized data center or cloud. By 2025, Gartner predicts this figure to reach 75 percent, creating significant challenges for the existing infrastructure. This shift drives a significant increase in the scale of networking infrastructure, and networking services must scale-out accordingly.

SONiC, coupled with InsidePacket's solution, is one of the first secure, programmable, edge-accelerated platforms that directly addresses the generational scale occurring as data pushes to the edge of the cloud. At the foundations of the InsidePacket solution, lies a programmable-based switch ASIC, optimized to execute middlebox services at high performance and ultra-low latency. Furthermore, SONiC Architecture, a modern microservices-based modular open-source Network Operating System, provides all of the necessary network infrastructures, switching, and routing operation while ipOS offers other mission-critical edge cloud services.

The InsidePacket load balancer and DDOS mitigation are the first ipOS network services offered as containers operated on top of the latest official SONiC version, leveraging the full capacity of a Jericho 2-based switch, and achieving beyond 40x performance improvement vs. standard appliances, at a fraction of the cost.

InsidePacket together with Microsoft, Baidu, Broadcom, and others, had completed the SAI APIs specifications as part of the effort to add load balancer services to SONiC.

"InsidePacket is proud to collaborate with Microsoft, Baidu and the OCP community in bringing high scale edge cloud network services over a Jericho 2 white box to the edge cloud," said Eli Karpilovski, CEO and Founder of InsidePacket. "Through the integration with SONiC, InsidePacket customers can now leverage the high quality product and incredible work already accomplished by the Open Networking community, along with the ipOS technology designed to address the new architectures for the cloud."

Published Wednesday, March 04, 2020 10:05 AM by David Marshall
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