Alcatel-Lucent Adopts Linux, Adds Carrier Features for New Enterprise Switch

“Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU) is taking aim at the enterprise with
a new 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switching platform that is the
cornerstone of its new Application Fluent Networks strategy.

“The OmniSwitch 10K platform can scale up to 256 10GbE ports,
delivering up to 5.12 TBS of total switching capacity. The new
switching platform includes technologies from Alcatel-Lucent’s
experience with service providers. The OmniSwitch 10K is also the
first enterprise platform from Alcatel-Lucent to leverage its new
Linux-based AOS 7 network operating system.

“”Application fluency means that networks are not just aware of
applications, they actually can adjust themselves based on the
context of the application being delivered,” Cliff Grossner,
marketing director at Alcatel-Lucent told InternetNews.com.”

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