Cavium Seamlessly Connects OpenSwitch Software on XPliant Switches

SAN JOSE, CA -- Cavium, Inc. announces support for the OpenSwitch open source network operating system (NOS) on Cavium XPliant switches. Additionally, Cavium introduced Open APIs for the XPliant Programmable Switch (OpenXPS) open source software.

OpenSwitch is an open source, community-led Linux-based network operating system, launched by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and other industry leaders in October 2015, optimized for the scale and architecture requirements of modern next-generation data center networks. It enables a developer ecosystem with the ability to accelerate innovation and realize investment protection, allowing IT organizations to rapidly build data center networks customized for unique business applications.

OpenXPS APIs map the XPliant Software Development Kit (XDK) rich feature-set to an open software interface enabling integration of custom applications on the extensible XPliant switch hardware platforms. Users now have more freedom to select their software control plane in disaggregation with the hardware, boosting application innovation. OpenSwitch can now use OpenXPS APIs to control the XPliant switch hardware platforms, leveraging a high degree of extensibility.

Availability

OpenXPS is publicly available now at https://github.com/XPliant/OpenXPS  

For more info, visit:
http://www.openswitch.net
http://www.cavium.com

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