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Leading Network Solution Providers and ODMs Partner with Cavium to Bring to Market Multiple Hardware Ethernet Switch Platforms

Portfolio of Cavium-based Open Networking platforms targeted for next generation software defined data centers

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 2, 2015 — Cavium, Inc., (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of products that enable secure and intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, wired and wireless networking, today announced a partnership with leading network solution providers and Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) to build and bring to market multiple hardware switch platforms based on the XPliant™ family of Ethernet switches. ODM’s next generation switch platforms in various form factors target Top-of-Rack (ToR) and leaf/spine deployment including:

  • 32-port 40/100GE QSFP28/QSFP+ system.
  • 48-port 10/25GE SFP+ + 6-port 40/100GE QSFP+ system.

Cavium’s XPliant CNX880xx family of Ethernet switches are designed for ToR and leaf/spine architectures as well as embedded applications in transport, wireless infrastructure, compute and networking appliances.  XPliant Ethernet switches provide an unparalleled flexibility in protocol processing without compromising throughput and are suitable for the datacenter, enterprise and service provider markets.

XPliant Ethernet switches provide bandwidths of up to 3.2 Terabits per second in monolithic silicon and support 1G, 10G, 25G, 40G, 50G and 100G interfaces.  Hardware platforms, developed with this highly configurable protocol independent switch, can be used in multiple places in the network via software configurations. Combining the new Xpliant switch silicon with the emerging hardware and software open ecosystem, will now enable true SDN.

“The XPliant family of Ethernet Switch delivers a compelling alternative to existing solutions,” said Eric Hayes, VP/GM, Switch Platform Group at Cavium. “I am pleased to see the speed at which networking industry is adopting our revolutionary XPA architecture, enabling open, flexible and scalable mega data centers.”

Edge-Core Networks Corporation is a professional networking solution provider offering a complete range of enterprise-level, service provider/carrier Ethernet, LAN/connectivity, and home security networking equipment and services to partners around the world.

Edge-Core Networks delivers bare metal switches with the Open Network Install (ONIE), a standard, universal switchOS installer that allows for the automated loading of compatible switchOS software from third party software suppliers. The combination of bare-metal switches and independent switchOS software allows customers to deploy best-in-class hardware and software independently, eliminates lock-in to a single vendor, and lowers CAPEX through cost-effective hardware and software alternatives. Edge-Core offers high performance bare-metal data center switches for Top-of-Rack and Spine Network deployment.

"Customers building cloud infrastructures are increasingly turning to open network solutions which are optimized for web-scale applications," said George Tchaparian, CEO at Edge-Core Networks. "We are developing 100GbE data center switches based on Cavium XPliant Ethernet Switch silicon, which Edge-Core will deliver to data center, telecom and enterprise customers who require the increased capacity, performance and flexibility which XPliant silicon enables.”

Since its establishment, Inventec has adhered to a corporate philosophy of “Innovation, Quality, Open Mind, and Execution”. Inventec has entered the fields of cloud computing, mobile computing, wireless communications, network applications, digital home appliances, software application, and sustainable energy for the diversification. Inventec DCS Switch series offers wire speed layer 2/3/4 performance for 10G, 40G and 100G interfaces. They are feature-rich, high-performance and low-latency switches suitable for Next-Generation datacenters.

“Cavium’s XPliant is the latest addition to our bare metal switch portfolio,” said Daphne Chen, Director of Network Infrastructure Design Center at Inventec Corporation. “We are excited and committed to bring to market a new class of switching solutions based on the XPliant CNX880xx Ethernet Switch Series to meet the demands and complexities imposed by the rapidly evolving data center environment."

LiteON is a world-renowned network equipment manufacturer providing a full range of switch products for large enterprises, big campuses and data centers.  LiteON continues to innovate to provide more advanced technology in networking to meet future market demands.

“Cavium is one of our most valued partners and together we are committed to provide the best-in-class open standard and programmable network to our customers,” said Andrew Hsia LiteON Networking Product Management, “The XPliant switching platform’s unique flexibility and scalability are what’s required for us to deliver a completely differentiated solution to the market.”

Cavium will display the XPliant based switch platforms from Edge-Core, Inventec and LiteON at Computex in Taiwan at Cavium’s suite 2412 from June 2-5. To schedule a meeting with Cavium, please contact your local sales account manager or Lilly Ly ( Please enter Meeting Request at Computex 2015 in the subject line.

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About Cavium
Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), offers a broad portfolio of infrastructure solutions for compute, security, storage, switching, connectivity and baseband processing. Cavium's highly integrated multi-core SoC products deliver software compatible solutions across low to high performance points enabling secure and intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Datacenter and Service Provider Equipment. Cavium processors and solutions are supported by an extensive ecosystem of operating systems, tools, application stacks, hardware reference designs and other products. Cavium is headquartered in San Jose, CA with design centers in California, Massachusetts, India, Israel, China and Taiwan.

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