Pronto announces 40GE product family
May 2, 2011
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.
“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.