Interface Masters Technologies and ADARA to Preview High-Performance Switch Platform at Open Compute Summit 2014

Demonstration to feature integration of Niagara 2948-12XL OCP Open Compute Proposed Switch based on Broadcom's StrataXGS® Trident II and ADARA SDN software; creating ADARA Axis Switch System Product Line

SAN JOSE, Calif. – ADARA Networks®, a global software company in the Software Defined Networking (SDN) space, and Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader in high-speed networking systems, announced their joint demonstration of a new end-to-end networking Switch platform at the Open Compute Summit. The new platform delivers on the Open Compute Project (OCP) vision of clean slate, vanity free, economic, efficient and scalable designs of open systems based upon open standards.

Championed by Facebook, Broadcom, Interface Masters and ADARA, the OCP is creating a set of networking technologies that are disaggregated and fully open, allowing for rapid innovation in the network space.

"Interface Masters is an exceptional company and partner, and has developed the leading hardware switch platform in the industry," said Eric Johnson, CEO, ADARA Networks. "By integrating our cutting-edge Axis Switch software product line with Interface Masters' Open Compute Proposed Switch, we are able to deliver a complete Physical +Virtual system that operates in both SDN and legacy mode, with industry-leading performance, power, and cost-efficiency which, for the first time, delivers on the vision of the Open Compute Project."

Visit ADARA and Interface Masters at the OCP Summit (January 28-29, 2014)

ADARA and Interface Masters will demonstrate the Switch platform at the OCP Summit, January 28-29, at the San Jose Convention Center.

The ADARA Axis system is based on Interface Masters' Niagara 2948-12XL OCP Open Compute Proposed Switch, which leverages Broadcom's StrataXGS® Trident II switch chip. The system features 1.2Tbps of bandwidth, non-blocking technology and ultra-low latency, and supports in excess of 960Gbps of traffic.

The ADARA Axis system also features high port density and modularity, and is configurable up to 72 ports of 10GbE or 48 ports of 10GbE, and up to 12 ports of 40GbE in a 1U form factor. To enable standard and server class Linux-based operating systems in the Open Switch Platform, the default Control & Application processor module is based on a quad-core x86 AMD Embedded G-Series SOC. This system is targeted to be used as a 10GbE Top of Rack (ToR) or Leaf Switch and is compliant with version 1.0 of the OCP Open Network Switch Specification.  The Niagara 2948-12LX-OCP is built for optimal versatility, enabling multiple fiber media configurations for QSFP+ and SFP+ connectivity.

The ADARA Axis switch platform includes Axis vSwitch which supports multiple merchant silicon platforms, enables dynamic customized data and control planes, features OpenFlow protocol support, and provides multiple extensions for enhanced virtualization. Axis is an Open Flow Switch built on a decoupled HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) to support multiple merchant silicon platforms.

About Interface Masters Technologies

Interface Masters Technologies is a leading innovator of monitoring and networking equipment. Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Interface Masters develops 10GbE and 40GbE high technology solutions for data networking and visibility. Flagship product lines include high port density switches, Network Packet Brokers, specialized internal server adapter cards, external intelligent Network TAP, and Bypass switches. The company is headquartered in San Jose, CA, with satellite offices in Hong Kong and Europe. For more information, please go to

About ADARA Networks

ADARA Networks is the industry leader in software defined networking, virtual computing, and networking.  ADARA SDN is an entire Physical + Virtual (P+V) ecosystem -- an end-to-end, (Data Center, Network, Small Office, Home and Mobile User), production-ready solution for service providers and enterprises of all sizes and verticals.

ADARA SDN seamlessly works with any and all third-party SDN and legacy products, empowering customers to simultaneously and optimally financially engineer their profits while operationally managing their enterprise.  ADARA SDN delivers autonomic, dynamic management of services, and virtual and physical infrastructures. ADARA SDN enables customers to create any policies, dynamically creates and enforces rules and configurations, and enforces Service Level Agreement (SLA) performance.  For more information, please visit


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