Adoption of Cloud computing has continued to grow rapidly as customers benefit from efficiency, scalability, business continuity and cost savings. The coronavirus pandemic and social distancing requirements are further driving a massive systemic shift towards Cloud-based operations for retail transactions, remote work and video. According to IDC, data is growing exponentially and is increasingly being stored, processed and analyzed in the Cloud. Additionally, upcoming 5G and IoT deployments with up to 100x bandwidth per unit area, along with mega-scale AI / ML models will dramatically increase demand for higher scale networks and bandwidth. Cloud operators are looking to scale their data centre networks using higher performance, higher radix and low-latency switches, while significantly reducing cost and power per bit.
Alan Weckel, Founder and Technology Analyst from 650 Group stated: "As a leader in high performance merchant switch silicon, Innovium has become an established, credible option for silicon diversity with over 20% market share in 50G switch SerDes shipments world-wide in 2019. Given the current global condition, Cloud customers are hungry for higher network bandwidth and looking at 112G SerDes based solutions. With the introduction of its 25.6Tbp TERALYNX 8 switch silicon, based upon a proven architecture and 112G SerDes, Innovium is well positioned to continue its market momentum."
Brad Casemore, Research Vice President, Datacenter Networks from IDC stated: "As enterprises continue to migrate business-critical workloads to Clouds, and as consumers continue to flock to rich Cloud services, the demand for robust network performance and greater scalability intensifies in Cloud environments. Innovium's 25,6Tbps TERALYNX 8 Ethernet switch silicon, with its large on-chip buffers and low latency, is well placed to meet the exacting requirements of both fast-growing Cloud data centres, which are tackling increasingly sophisticated AI workloads, and cloud edge environments, which are integral to emerging 5G use cases."
Bob Wheeler, Principal Analyst from the Linley Group stated: "12,8Tbps switches with 100G/400G connectivity are being deployed in production today, but customers need higher scale networking solutions to address the rapid growth in bandwidth. Innovium is providing a powerful next generation solution to address this need with TERALYNX 8, a 25,6Tbps programmable switch chip based on its consistent architecture already deployed by Cloud customers."
Innovium is powering major deployment ramps at several hyperscale data center customers with its production-released TERALYNX 7 12,8T switch silicon. Leveraging the same proven TERALYNX architecture, Innovium is introducing TERALYNX 8 to provide the next level of scalability these data centers need to keep up with the massive growth being experienced by them. Customers can build a range of highest radix 100/200/400/800G switches with the lowest power and latency using TERALYNX 8.
TERALYNX 8 family highlights include the following:
1. Robust 112G SerDes IO with best economics for next-generation switches
2. TERASCALE fabric delivers industry's most scalable interconnect with lowest latency
3. INNOFLEX programmable forwarding pipeline offers unmatched flexibility and feature-set
4. FLASHLIGHT v3 telemetry and analytics solves toughest troubleshooting problems
5. Industry's most scalable and fully compatible product line from 1 to 25,6T
6. Delivers leading edge, proven and ultra-efficient technologies
"We are excited to see several top Cloud customers deploying our industry-leading TERALYNX 7 based switches. They are experiencing tremendous growth from workloads such as AI, HPC and dis-aggregated storage and looking for significantly higher networking performance", stated Rajiv Khemani, CEO and Co-Founder of Innovium Inc. "Leveraging our modern, ultra-efficient TERALYNX architecture, we are pleased to launch TERALYNX 8 that addresses critical requirements of performance, latency, analytics and quality for next generation data-centre networks."
TERALYNX 8 is supported by a modern, production proven Software Development Kit (SDK) designed from the ground up and fully compatible with the TERALYNX 5 & 7 families. TERALYNX switch products are supported by a range of OEM, Hyperscale and open source network operating systems including the popular SONiC/SAI. A range of platform solutions are available via OEM solution partners as well as many top ODM white box vendors enabling rapid time-to-market. Additionally, Innovium has been partnering with the leading optics, DAC, ACC, and test equipment partners to ensure interoperability.
Samples of TERALYNX 8 switch silicon and reference systems will be available in 2H 2020. Design collateral is available now for early-access customers and partners.
Innovium is receiving extensive industry support for its solutions from market leading companies including Amphenol ICC, Applied Optoelectronics, Credo, Eoptolink, Innolight Technology, Inphi, LinkedIn, Luxshare-ICT, MaxLinear Inc, Microsoft, Molex, Source Photonics, Spirent Communications, TE Connectivity and Xilinx.