High capacity switching infrastructure to provide the backbone for large scale networks
High Bandwidth & Low latency
Ultra Horizon provides core and aggregate switching infrastructure to provide multi Tbps switching capacity and extremely low latency to cater for the most demanding network requirements. All hardware includes specialised application specific integrated circuits (ASICS) to provide an efficient and performant datagram forwarding engine.
Inter vlan routing
All devices in our core and aggregation fleet provide an internal integrated routing and bridging (IRB) interface allowing for inter VLAN routing to be performed at the core/aggregation layer. This greatly improves network performance by removing the need for a VLAN trunk to upstream edge devices without packet forwarding ASICS.
policing & firewalling
A core or aggregation layer would not be complete without appropriate traffic policies or firewall rules. Our devices can define limits for traffic matching certain criteria to provide quality of service (QoS) guarantees to users and operates stateless firewall rules in both ingress and egress directions to provide high levels of network security.
All of our core and aggregation layer devices are capable of operating in a virtual chassis or stacked mode. This allows for multiple core or aggregation devices to be joined together to act as a single unit. This greatly simplifies configuration of the switching infrastructure by allowing multiple switches to be managed as a single unit. Furthermore, redundancy is also increased if the access layer utilises multiple switches within the virtual chassis at the core/aggregation layer.
All switches in the core and aggregation layer come with a simple, but expressive command line interface (CLI). This allows engineers to make changes to the configuration in real time and preview changes before writing them to the device. The CLI can provide useful features such as auto-rollback in the case of configuration mistakes or network failure and will mark each change as a commit (similar to Git) to allow engineers to easily rollback and track changes made to the devices.