RtBrick's Border Leaf Router connects other resources, such as servers and firewalls, in a web-scale SD-CO (Software-Defined Central Office). It runs as software on your choice of commodity hardware. RtBrick's FullStack routing software is a new way to build and run your network, applying a cloud-IT approach to deliver routing software that is more robust, more controllable and costs far less than a conventional network. It allows you to build a distributed Software Defined Network, that delivers at carrier-scale.
Several Border Leaf Routers are used to connect to two or more Spine Routers to create a Software-Defined Central-Office (SD-CO).
Rather than try to build an unattainable flawless system, we’ve taken a web-scale approach and focused on self-healing systems. Our modular code and single state database makes it easier to scale and contain risk, and it’s inherently simpler to control.
You can manage your whole network from a single browser window, using the RtBrick Management Suite. And you get automation straight out-of-the-box. Simply power-on your bare metal switches and they will self-register, download the correct software image, discover their topology and all microservices self-start. Automated software version management reduces risk of human error, and new microservices can be updated and tested independently of other operating software. The system also includes tools to simplify repair, such as ‘clone a switch’ for zero-touch replacement of broken hardware. And there’s in-depth alarm and status management, with thresholds and abnormalities automatically flagged: from data rates to fan speeds. You can glue this into your existing OSS using REST and RPC APIs, such as gNMI (Google Network Management Interface). The cost will be significantly lower than traditional systems.
We are adding to our software feature-set all the time. You can find the current feature-set on our RtBrick Full Stack webpage.
A list of compatible hardware is available here. Please contact us to see whether we can operate with other hardware platforms of your choice.
So now you can have everything SDN promised, and more…