August 16, 2023
Amit Tomer

Unlocking 40% TCO Savings with Future Proof 400GbE Network Infrastructure

During my journey through the world of telecom solutions, I've witnessed how infrastructure inevitably becomes commoditized over time, while the true value shifts towards applications and the data and AI layer. At Aviz Networks, our mission is to lead the exact change and revolutionize networking infrastructure adoption.

What do Global 1000 companies really care about?

My experience collaborating with Global 1000 customers has three common denominators about how they approach their infrastructure needs. 

  • Stay at the cutting edge of technology
  • Make future-proof choices to adapt to changing demands
  • Save on TCO by leveraging commodity

An exciting movement towards 400GbE Network Infrastructure is currently underway. According to the IDC report, the market revenue for 200/400 GbE switches witnessed a staggering 141.3% year-on-year growth and 14.3% quarter-on-quarter growth in Q1 2023. Embracing this cutting-edge technology, coupled with SONiC's ownership of the NOS layer, ensures future-proof choices that foster control and innovation.

 However, amid all the discussions about the merits of 400GbE, the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) aspect often remains a complex calculation shrouded in mystery. The crucial question is how we can establish an inversely proportional relationship between the latest cutting-edge innovation and cost. The missing piece of this puzzle is SONiC adoption. In this blog, I aim to shed light on this critical analysis and explore how SONiC can play a vital role in driving TCO savings while embracing the power of 400GbE networks.

Can adopting SONiC lead to savings exceeding 40%? 

The industry is rapidly transitioning to 400GbE, primarily driven by this very prospect. In the past, deploying approximately 500 switches with a leading vendor and their conventional NOS could cost between $25,000 to $35,000 per 400GbE switch. However, opting for SONiC NOS with the same ASICs would cost between $12,000 to $16,000 per 400GbE switch. An impressive 40% savings. While pricing variations may arise based on customer buying power, the same purchasing advantage applies to SONiC solutions for hardware of your choosing. Overall, the total cost of ownership (TCO) savings remains at around 40% or more.

These savings aligns with executive goals:

  •  Embracing the cutting-edge 400GbE technology.
  • Ensuring future-proofing by owning the NOS and enabling greater control.
  • Achieving a TCO that truly moves the needle.

Let me share with you a concrete example of early adopters who paved the path and collaborated with Aviz to create seamless recipes for easy rollout of SONiC. Check out the eBay blog for more details.

What do you need to do to make it possible for your infrastructure?

Are you ready to take the leap into the future of networking? Aviz has developed the recipes for consuming 400GbE networks with 40% TCO savings - while commoditizing Networks and NetOps tools. Aviz ensures that the networking infrastructure is future-proofed and is 100% in customer control, has 100+ SKU choices and the customer has the ability to innovate at light speed. All with Aviz enables Normalized Community SONiC. Contact me for more information. I would love to share how I am making it happen for F500 on a daily basis for amazing and technology-savvy customers of Aviz Networks! 

To learn more, schedule a meeting with me!