Pronto announces 40GE product family

Pronto Systems Announces its 40 Gigabit Ethernet Products for High Performance Data Centers

Pronto 3980 and Pronto 3780 top-of-rack switches provide extensible software solution and complete 40GE interconnection from edge to the core.

Palo Alto, Calif., May 2, 2011 – Pronto Systems, Inc., a data center networking start-up, announced today its new Pronto 3980, a top-of-rack (TOR) 16-port 40Gbps Ethernet core switch, and Pronto 3920, a 10Gbps Ethernet edge with 40Gbps uplinks, for data centers to build high-performance  network interconnections.

Both Pronto 3980 and 3920 use Broadcom’s latest Trident chipset, providing non-blocking 1.28Tbps (Tera bits per second) of cross-sectional bandwidth with rich L2/L3 features. This new core-to-edge solution also incorporate Pronto’s Open Switch Software Architecture (OSSA) and provides software flexibility, manageability, and extensibility.   Pronto’s OSSA integrates Linux and open software stack Xorplus with life-time free license. This new architecture enables users to extend the protocol engines and to easily add management agent to the switches.

In addition to Xorplus and Openflow, Pronto also announced a new partner Switch++, which develops and supports CoreSwitch software.

“Switch++ is excited to work with Pronto Systems,” said Avi Gingold, Vice President Sales & Marketing of Switch++. “With advanced software architecture, modularity and flexibility, Switch++’s CoreSwitch Layer 2/2+ software will extend Pronto’s impressive capabilities and help reduce time to market for its deployment of High-Performance Switches.” CoreSwitch is available with Pronto’s entire family of Ethernet Switches.

“Pronto is committed to opening network platforms for innovation. We are excited to add Switch++ as a partner to provide more choices of software and services,” said James Liao, founder and CEO of Pronto Systems.

The list price of Pronto 3980 is $12,500, and Pronto 3920 is listed at $11,500. Both models will be shipping in July, 2011.

Pronto will display and demonstrate these two models with Xorplus at Interop booth #808. Switch++ will demonstrate the Switch++, CoreSwitch Layer 2+ software on these two models at Interop booth #2365.

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About James Liao
James is a data center architect, focusing on the scalability and operation of data center infrastructure.

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