ZX2000 - OpenArchitect®

10G/40G AdvancedTCA® Platform

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OpenArchitect®4 – Multiple Hardware Components – One User Interface

OpenArchitect 4 – a Linux distribution from ZNYX – is the core software technology for the ZX2000 family. OpenArchitect provides management for the 10G and 40G switches and the operation system for the 10G and 40G SBC blades. OpenArchitect is unique in providing a consistent interface – the Linux networking API / tool sets across the compute blades and switches within the chassis. This is a clear operational advantage over the dual operating environments required by Radisys, Kontron, Emerson, and ADlink.

The field proven OpenArchitect® embedded operating system provides Linux-enabled flexibility in management protocols, configuration, packet vectoring, and high-availability features. Only ZNYX OpenArchitect uses familiar, industry-standard Linux interfaces, enabling simple system configuration and true transparency for network integration.

On Compute Blades – ZX9210 and ZX9240
Key Features:

Virtualization

OpenArchitect is tuned to deliver the Linux “built-in” virtualization (KVM) at an industry leading density, performance, and cost effective level.

Line rate to VMs

OpenArchitect drivers in conjunction with SR-IOV hardware technology deliver 10G and 40G line-rate Ethernet packet flow to the VM pool on the compute blade.

Consistent Interface

The OpenArchitect provides a consistent operating system across the computer blades and switches in the ZX2000 platform. This unified interface lowers opening and development costs.

Free RTU

OpenArchitect is shipped with each ZX9210 or ZX9240 with a no charge Right To Use (RTU) license

 

On Switches – ZX2010 and ZX2040
Key Features:

 

Linux Networking API
ZNYX uses an open standard – the Linux Networking API – to manage the Broadcom switch fabric. Any routing protocol stack that runs on a PC with Linux will run on the ZX2010 or ZX2040 with little or no modification.
Virtualization
With an industry leading innovation, the 40G ZX2040 switch can host user VMs. This is a feature not supported on switches from Radisys, Kontron, Emerson, or ADlink.
Load Balancing
PacketVectoring is included.
Consistent Interface
The OpenArchitect provides a consistent operating system across the computer blades and switches in the ZX2000 platform. This unified interface lowers opening and development costs.

Long Term Support

OpenArchitect 4 is based on the LTS release of Ubuntu. LTS is an enterprise level product with a 5 year support window where changes are limited to hardening functionality of existing features and security updates.

When this long-term support is combined with optional OpenArchitect Private Branch Support Services, an operation system solution for deployments into the most demanding telecommunication, military, and mission critical environments is created. Your clients can be supported with only the minimum software changes required over the 5 year period.