Celestica’s Ethernet Switch DS1000 — Enhancing Open Networking through OCP Acceptance

  • Celestica  |
  • 2024-01-12

Celestica was the first contributor to the Open Compute Project’s (OCP) Enterprise Connectivity Solutions (ECS) Sub-Project in February 2023, after our DS1000 Gigabit Ethernet Layer 3 switch achieved Accepted Product Recognition — the highest level of OCP conformance. A shared milestone for Celestica and the OCP, this contribution will continue to accelerate enterprise adoption of open disaggregated hardware and software technologies.  It was our first contribution, but won’t be the last. For example, since then we’ve announced the DS5000 – an open, 800G data center switch solution.

The OCP is a collaborative community whose mission is to apply the benefits of open source and open collaboration to hardware and speed the pace of innovation at the Edge and in the data center’s networking equipment, general purpose and GPU servers, storage devices and appliances, and scalable rack designs. 

Those benefits include avoiding software vendor lock-in by enabling enterprises to implement different applications from multiple developers to run on top of one piece of hardware. For an end user, open source hardware delivers longer-term reliability and interoperability.

The DS1000, 48-Port 1GbE Access Switch is our first OCP Accepted contribution, another first in our long history of OCP participation.

The DS1000 features 48 x 10/100/1000Mbps RJ45 ports and 8 SFP+ ports within a 1U form factor for data center and enterprise-class access deployments. Based on the Broadcom Trident-3 chipset, with an on-board 4-core Intel-based CPU module, it is optimized for:

  • 1GbE Data Center Top of Rack
  • Enterprise Edge/Access
  • Management Switch Use Cases
  • Open and Third-Party Network Operating Systems

We also incorporated an Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) installer to support open and third-party network operating systems. That is critical to helping enterprises realize the benefits of integrating open source technologies into their IT infrastructures.

The DS1000 switch is the newest addition to Celestica’s Hardware Platform Solutions (HPS) portfolio of cutting-edge storage, compute, networking, and webscale solutions. Learn more about the DS1000’s features and specifications, and the entire Celestica networking portfolio. The DS5000 adds to the ability of data center administrators to handle the ever-increasing demands of modern applications through an open networking approach. Learn more about the DS1000’s features and specifications, and the entire Celestica networking portfolio.