HyperSwitch Networking

HyperSwitch is the only ethernet switch with a balanced in/out capacity, ensuring wire speed to the TOR and beyond. HyperSwitch is easily configured to individual appliance capacities, and with its balanced upload / download equivalency will distribute data at full capacity, all day every day.

Wire speed guaranteed

Component synergy is fundamental to the SoftIron design and build process. We ensure every single component works to its potential unhindered by any other component in the same wire speed chain. This is true at a chip-and-circuit level, at an appliance level, and at a unified system level. It’s part of the SoftIron difference.

HyperSwitch Wire Speed Diagram

The only network switch with balanced upload / download equivalency for rack-wide wire speed, through all ports, at all times.

Monitor and maintain the pace

If your data or response times are being choked somewhere in the system – HyperSwitch will show you where and enable an instant response.

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True wire speed performance on all ports at all times

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Get full connectivity with balancing uplinks support

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Data Center specific switch: 10 – 100GB

Wire speed without wires

Ask any Data Center technician and they’ll tell you every single wire introduces reliability risks. So, we designed HyperSwitch without wires, using a monolithic high-speed backplane that operates up to 6 terabits per second. You get perfect data transmission at wire speed, with wire-free reliability.

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.