DriveNets, a networking software company, announced that DriveNets Network Cloud is providing the software-based core routing solution for AT&T – the largest backbone in the US.
DriveNets Network Cloud solution fits the vision of AT&T and other telecom service providers and cloud hyperscalers for the evolution of the network to be open, agile, cost effective and software based.
DriveNets Network Cloud is cloud-native software that turns the physical network into a shared resource supporting multiple network services in the most efficient way. It runs on standard white boxes built by ODM partners like UfiSpace who provided the white boxes to AT&T, based on the Jericho2 chipset from Broadcom.
Ido Susan, CEO of DriveNets, said: “This announcement demonstrates to those who questioned the disaggregated network model that our Network Cloud is more scalable and cost-efficient than traditional hardware-centric routers.”
“We have deployed a next gen IP/MPLS core routing platform into our production network based on the open hardware designs we submitted to OCP last fall,” said Andre Fuetsch, AT&T’s CTO of Network Services, in his keynote speech at the Open Networking and Edge Summit (ONES).
DriveNets Network Cloud offers capacity and scale for networking service providers and cloud hyperscalers, supporting small to largest core, aggregation and peering network services.
DriveNets Network Cloud runs over scalable physical clusters ranging from 4 Tbps (single box) to 768 Tbps (large cluster of 192 boxes), acting as a single router entity. This model is designed to offer both network scaling flexibility, similar to cloud architectures, as well as the ability to add new service offerings and scale them efficiently across the entire network.
“AT&T’s submission of the Distributed Disaggregation Chassis white box architecture based on Jericho2 is making a big impact on driving the networking industry forward,” Ram Velaga, senior vice president and general manager, Core Switching Group, Broadcom, said.
Vincent Ho, CEO UfiSpace, said: AT&T’s core routing platform will utilize our white box solution where we can take part in the largest live Dis-Aggregated network in the world.”
DriveNets Network Cloud is the largest router in the market today. DriveNets is engaged with 18 service providers and hyperscalers and is already on the path to becoming one of the leading networking vendors in the market.
Last week, DriveNets announced lab testing of a 192Tbps distributed router by a European operator.