HyperSwitch Networking

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Commoditization of IT hardware has created a global component market so vast it is virtually impossible to track the origins of circuitry and firmware. It has created a situation where major enterprise, infrastructure, government, and even defense and intelligence agencies are exposed to vulnerabilities.

Officially a National Emergency

The issue is real and serious. On 15 May 2019, The White House decreed a ‘National Emergency on Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain.’

Security is especially critical on that vulnerable point – the Network Switch.

HyperSwitch is the only network switch with auditable provenance

SoftIron not only controls the entire design and build process, but manufactures and assembles all products in-house, including electronics subassemblies. As such, SoftIron can demonstrate the security of every product, and open every component to detailed audit, from silicon to software. Only SoftIron provides the foundation stone of provenance.

Freedom requires security

For our society to function freely we must ensure data security. Imagine serious breaches in any of the following sectors; Health, Banking, Education, Defense, Research, Insurance, Media, or Government Administration. Only SoftIron is delivering on the core requirement of provenance.

90-day risk-free trial

Try a HyperSwitch, totally risk-free, for a 90-day site-specific validation. If it doesn’t stay, you don’t pay.

Get to Know HyperSwitch

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is SONiC?
    Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC), an open source network operating system built by Microsoft for their Azure cloud platform for scale-out performance networking. Built using the Switch Abstraction Interface (SAI), SONiC has innovated the networking space by breaking monolithic switching software operations into multiple containerized microservices. SONiC simplifies switch programming and offers operators independent control to build flexible, application specific hardware platforms that meet their specific and/or evolving IT needs. As an extensible platform built for containerization, SONiC can be easily augmented with third-party components and software, delivering virtually endless capabilities that serve a range of needs from SMBs to hyperscale data centers. SoftIron’s HyperSwitch creates a specialized hardware environment aimed at delivering the full power, performance, and scalability that SONiC has become renowned for.
  • What processor does HyperSwitch use?
    HyperSwitch units add power and extensibility by including an AMD EPYC™ Embedded 3000 Processor that can be used flexibly by network operators for network security applications such as firewalls, or for dedicated storage managers, and virtually any other software desired for custom networking operations.
  • What kind of environment is HyperSwitch ideal for?
    HyperSwitch is optimized for the needs of the enterprise data center of the future - which is being faced with the scale-out challenges that come with 5G, IoT, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and more. The HyperSwitch family of switches are purpose built to address next generation network automation, including real-time visibility and switch table state modification for hyperscale data centers. Designed for maximizing price-performance efficiency and reducing TCO using network scale multi-die package technology (with power consumption of less than 150 watts), HyperSwitch is built for large scale service and performance, wire-speed across every port, and simplified core networking functionality that can be customized and easily upgraded or transferred.