Aricent has recently announced its new Intelligent Switching Solution (ISS) specifically tailored for building Data Center Ethernet equipment. According to the company in this PR Newswire release, the Aricent ISS is a licensable, pre-packaged software framework that jumpstarts the development and integration of advanced switching products.
“The new ISS release includes functions essential to delivering Ethernet in the Data Center including Priority Flow Control (PFC), Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS), congestion notification and Data Center Bridging Extensions (DCBX). Additional features targeted for the Data Center include VRF, hot-standby for OSPF and PIM, graceful restart, IS-IS integration, and enhancements to private VLAN, ACL, MLDv2, MSDP and IPv6. These capabilities, available in a licensable pre-packaged framework, represent another industry first for Aricent. ISS’ Data Center features are compliant with multiple IEEE specifications, including 802.1Qbb, 802.1Qaz and 802.1QAu.”