Carriers to provide Elastic Connectivity Services
Cloud-Based principles in Network Infrastructure
Freedom of choosing various Hardware Vendors
White box or Bare-metal switches are blank, open, standard hardware available from various vendors. Based on standard silicon chips made by Broadcom or Mellanox providing low cost but industry standard wire speed switching with high density of 10/25/40/100 Gbps Ports
Those standard switches are available from various well-established vendors. Please check our hardware guide for the list of supported switches and technical specifications. Like open-source software once revolutionized server world – open-hardware is going to revolutionize the network infrastructure world.
Cumulus Linux is a networking-focused operating system based on normal Linux which is running on physical switches.
XCloud switch driver is running on top of Cumulus Linux communicating with XCloud controller which is available as virtual machine image or even hosted in the cloud. Unlike orchestration systems, our software which connects a switch and cloud controller are working right inside the switch that means that adding more switches into existing fabric doesn’t add computational load to the orchestration system.
XCloud Conductor is full platform which can run without any external components. Telescope is our integrated monitoring, statistics, and log collection system.
Integrated billing system allows Carriers to define their billing models precisely and flexible. Circuits can be billed by path, by location, by region. Inter-regional circuit prices can be calculated either manually or by defined prices. Multi currency system is available with automatic currency exchange rates collection. Concept of billing cycle is important piece of cloud-based principles – end user pays lower price for longer commitment. Hourly, Daily, Weekly, Monthly are available cycles.
BGP adjacencies are running between switches, this is required to let every switch know the route to every other switch in the network. End user’s ethernet traffic is encapsulated into Layer-3 packets which is then forwarded to it’s termination point. BGP is the most scalable routing protocol which also provides freedom of connecting switches in any convenient sequence.