Improved network
availability + efficiency

Future 3-layer
functionality

THE CHALLENGE

​TEC, a service provider based in the Southeast US, was in need of a DC-powered 10G network switch to add network redundancy for high availability and efficiency in a cluster system. The switches from their network platform OEM were deemed too expensive, so they began to investigate open networking (white box) switches. However, they struggled to find a switch with the right power requirements from online retailers.

THE SOLUTION

Champion ONE provided a 10G open network switch with 6 40G uplink ports and 48VDC power. It was paired with the latest Cumulus Linux software from Cumulus Networks. Both Champion ONE and Cumulus provided full collaborative support throughout the deployment process.

RESULTS

At a cost-effective price, Champion ONE was able to provide TEC with a solution that satisfied their network redundancy needs to improve the availability and efficiency of their network. The timely, responsive support provided by both Champion ONE and Cumulus alleviated many potential deployment challenges. Lastly, the open networking solution gave this service provider the added flexibility to add Layer 3 functionality at a later date.

“One thing I noticed about dealing with Champion ONE is the great support they have. I was able to get answers quickly, and that’s a big thing for us...

The relationship between Champion ONE and Cumulus has been really good... [They’ve] been absolutely wonderful supporting this equipment, and it’s been working very well for us.”

Keith Hopkins
System Engineer