Xelerated and IP Infusion Demonstrate IP Routing Solution

10/15/2002 - Xelerated, a leading developer of high performance network processors and IP Infusion, a leading provider of intelligent network software for enhanced IP services, announced an integrated router and switch solution. The two companies will showcase an IP router solution at the Next Generation Networks in Boston, Mass.

The demo will show the integration of IP Infusion's ZebOSTM Advanced Routing Suite (ARS) with Xelerated's XeleratorTM X10 family of Network Processors (NPUs). The solution allows network equipment OEMs to build full router systems at low cost through already verified inter-working between Xelerated's NPUs and IP Infusion's routing software suite.

"The partnership between Xelerated and IP Infusion will minimize the risk and time to market for system vendors by providing pre-tested, working IP router solutions. This further strengthens Xelerated's position on the market - they have now established the necessary partnerships with leading HW and SW sub-systems suppliers to provide complete off-the-shelf router solutions. The combination of the APIs developed by both companies represents a powerful & flexible offering for OEMs", says John G. Metz, Principal Analyst with Metz International, Ltd.

The integration includes IP Infusion's IPv4 and IPv6 routing suites with OSPFv2/v3, RIPv1,v2/ng, IS-IS, BGP4+ and MPLS. The implementation also features Xelerated's robust and verified forwarding plane applications which is the code that runs in the X10 NPU. Today, an extensive feature set is already available covering IP forwarding (IPv4/v6, ACL, multicast), diffserv, counting and statistics (RMON, SMON, MIB2), L2 bridging (802.1Q, 802.1D, 802.3ad), MPLS (LER, LSR), ECMP, VPN (VPLS, Martini), NAPT as well as IPv4 to IPv6 transition mechanisms.

In addition, Xelerated's Integration Support Library is included responsible for the control and management of the network processor including management of the Forwarding Information Base. The ZebOS Advanced Routing Suite, which is based on IP Infusion's Network Services Module, provides management of the Routing Information Base, route conversion and distribution, as well as an industry standard command line interface. The protocol modules OSPFv2, BGP-4 and RIP run on top of the Network Services Module.

The demonstration is realized using Xelerated's clock-cycle accurate simulator that is part of the XeleratorTM Software Development Kit. The same implementation can also run on the X10 Reference Board, that supports 4 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet as well as 4 x OC 192 Packet over Sonet ports.

"We are very delighted to demonstrate the integration of the ZebOS ARS with Xelerated's X10 family of NPUs" said Chuck Sannipoli, Vice President and General Manager of the Network Processing Group at IP Infusion. "We believe the robust APIs that both companies provide will make it less expensive and reduce the time to market for our mutual customers to make product."

"We are pleased to announce an integrated router and switch solution with IP Infusion, a recognized control plane software leader for network processors. Our customers can now get a complete, cost effective, off-the-shelf solution for both the forwarding and the control plane, which gives them real time to market advantages. The integration was very straightforward towards IP Infusion's ZebOS ARS and the modularity of the combined solution is very compelling to our customers" said Thomas Eklund, VP of Business Development and founder of Xelerated."

ZebOSTM Advanced Routing Suite
IP Infusion designs, develops, and markets its ZebOSTM family of advanced IP routing suites, which are based on a unique, modular, multi-process architecture featuring control-plane components that provide route redistribution and conversion, management services, and an OS/processor abstraction layer for routing and switching modules. This high-performance routing software features OSPF, BGP, RIP, PIM-SM, and IS-IS routing protocols; MPLS, BGP-VPN, RSVP-TE, and CR-LDP switching and signaling protocols; and Mobile IP, routing redundancy, multicast, virtual routing, and Layer 2 VPN (MPLS Layer 2 Virtual Circuit based on draft-ietf-l2circuit-trans-mpls-08.txt and draft-ietf-l2circuit-encap-mpls-04.txt support. ZebOS software suites can be delivered as either portable, platform-independent source code or in server solutions.

XeleratorTM X10 NPUs
Xelerated's 10 Gbps network processors offering, featuring three devices - the X10s, the X10d and the X10q - with one, two and four 10 Gbps ports respectively. It is the industry's first offering with multiple 10 Gbps ports in a single chip. Thanks to the port density, the XeleratorTM NPUs have the best form factor for 10 Gbps solutions, resulting in the lowest power consumption, smallest footprint and lowest chip count on the market. With the XeleratorTM NPU offering, a complete family of switch/router line cards can be built, providing solutions for line rates ranging from STS 1 to 10 Gbps, Dual 10 Gbps and Quad 10 Gbps. As part of Xelerated's solutions offering, interoperability has already been validated with best-in-class products from leading component vendors such as IDT, PMC-Sierra, NetLogic and Infineon.

About IP Infusion
A leading provider of intelligent network software for enhanced IP services, IP Infusion is a developer of networking software that enables platforms, hardware, devices, and media across the Internet to communicate with each other openly and without dependence on specific technologies or platforms. Just as Unix and Windows are central to the PC and server markets, this leading edge software will drive the communication equipment market by providing the intelligence and manageability needed to develop equipment for creating enhanced IP services. IP Infusion was founded in 1999 and has more than 60 employees in its San Jose, Calif. headquarters and elsewhere in the U.S. and Europe. The company has a growing global customer base in the wired and wireless networking markets and has alliances with the primary network processor (NPU) suppliers. IP Infusion is a member of the Network Processing Forum and an active participant in the IETF.

About Xelerated
Xelerated is a fabless semiconductor company developing network processors, traffic managers and associated software for manufacturers of high-capacity networking equipment. Xelerated offer solutions that meet the rigorous demands of established system vendors by combining programmability with deterministic wire-speed performance. The XeleratorTM chip set provides for a wide range of flexible, high-density line card solutions by providing the smallest footprint and the lowest power consumption in the industry. Xelerated has offices in Burlington, San Jose and Stockholm.

Xelerated, the Xelerated logo, Xelerator and PISC are trademarks of Xelerated. IP Infusion, ZebOS, and ipinfusion are trademarks of IP Infusion Inc.

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