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.