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Alcatel-Lucent Goes Linux in New Switch Platform

With its recently acquired AOS 7 network operating system in hand, Alcatel-Lucent is debuting its first enterprise switching platform based on Linux.

The OmniSwitch 10K platform, geared for 10 Gigagbit Ethernet switching, offers a host of features to improve bandwidth efficiency and security, and marks the first product rollout in a new vision the company is billing as application fluency. Enterprise Networking Planet takes a look at Alcatel-Lucent's new Linux-based switching platform.


Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) is taking aim at the enterprise with a new 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switching platform that is the cornerstone of its new Application Fluent Networks strategy.

The OmniSwitch 10K platform can scale up to 256 10GbE ports, delivering up to 5.12 TBS of total switching capacity. The new switching platform includes technologies from Alcatel-Lucent's experience with service providers. The OmniSwitch 10K is also the first enterprise platform from Alcatel-Lucent to leverage its new Linux-based AOS 7 network operating system.

Read the full story at Enterprise Networking Planet:
Alcatel-Lucent Adopts Linux, Adds Carrier Features for New Enterprise Switch