Arrcus upgrades ArcOS to support Jericho2-based routers

Arrcus' latest version of ArcOS supports Broadcom's Jericho2 chipset for switches and routers aimed at 5G networks, hyperscale cloud and the edge.

Arrcus has introduced a version of its ArcOS network operating system that supports Broadcom's StrataDNX Jericho2 system-on-a-chip for switches and routers. As a result, ArcOS supports Jericho2-based commodity hardware for hyperscale cloud, edge and 5G networks.

Key features supported by ArcOS when used with Jericho2 include the following:

  • network speeds up to 10 Tbps switching capacity, which is five times more than the previous generation;
  • a fourfold increase in port density per chip;
  • up to 2.6 million IPv4 routes on chip;
  • real-time flow visibility at scale;
  • support for IPv4, IPv6, MPLS and segment routing forwarding;
  • standards-based BGP Flowspec;
  • visibility into access control lists and routes to help with traffic distribution; and
  • selectable scale profiles.

In January, Arrcus introduced an ArcOS upgrade that supported 400 Gigabit Ethernet white box switches powered by Broadcom's StrataXGS Tomahawk 3 chipset. Hardware available with the ArcOS upgrade included 400 GbE and 100 GbE switches from Celestica and Edgecore.  

Arrcus competitors include Pluribus Networks, which in June debuted a no-frills edge router for co-location and service providers. Pluribus is marketing its Freedom Series 9532C-XL-R edge as a more cost-effective option to a traditional router.

Another competitor, Cumulus Networks, recently revamped its data center tool set by adding a graphical dashboard. Cumulus offers two core networking software products: Cumulus Linux and Cumulus NetQ.

Arrcus also launched ArcIQ, an analytics platform that uses artificial intelligence in an effort to provide real-time visibility, control and security. ArcIQ detects anything unusual and shows corrective actions to create more uptime.

Additionally, Arrcus has raised another $30 million in Series B funding, bringing the total capital raised to $49 million. The funding enables Arrcus to expand its operations and reach of ArcOS.

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