Kaloom™ – founded in 2014 and with offices in Montreal and Silicon Valley – has the industry’s first programmable and automated data center fabric, designed for scale with the emergence of 5G, IoT, Big Data and AI.
MBUZZ Europe has been Kaloom’s exclusive partner in Europe since October 2018.
Kaloom™ is comprised of a group of technology veterans with proven track records of delivering large- scale networking, analytics and AI-based solutions for the world’s largest networks. Having come from leading companies including Ericsson, Xelerated, Cisco, Redback Networks, 3Com, Nortel and Apple, they have come together to build a critically-needed solution to address the emerging challenges in data center networking.
Kaloom sees a “perfect storm” forming in the data center networking industry. To meet these headwinds they are developing a new solution that promises to deliver the highest performance, lowest-cost and greenest network possible.
Products from Kaloom
Data Center Fabrics: Software Defined Fabric™
Software Defined Fabric™ is an industrialized software solution for networking white boxes. It is designed for hyperscale, as well as, distributed data centers and targeted to clients in the data center operator, telco, enterprise, cloud, and gaming industries.
As a programmable data center fabric, the solution offers integrated routing and switching and enables developers to develop new code to drive innovation and clients to add new services and features in-house. In addition, its programmability avoids vendor lock-in and eliminates the need to wait for silicon upgrades.
Software Defined Fabric brings forth a new paradigm in networking, leveraging automation, programmability, open networking standards and white box hardware.
Data Center Fabrics: Cloud Edge Fabric™
Kaloom’s Cloud Edge Fabric™ is a fully automated data center networking fabric solution specifically designed for simultaneous 4G and 5G applications at the data center edge providing native support for network slicing along with embedded 5G user plane function (UPF).
The Cloud Edge Fabric is targeted for distributed edge, central office, virtual central office, CORD, and branch office applications as it complements the Software Defined Fabric™, which is more suited for large scale centralized or regional data centers. Both the Cloud Edge Fabric and the Software Defined Fabric share the same core attributes, including programmability, automation, white box networking, data plane offloading, and integration of virtual components (i.e., vRouters, vSwitchs, and vGateways).
The Cloud Edge Fabric solution addresses the key requirements for the cloud edge market by lowering latency and improving performance at a lower price.
Virtual Components: Kaloom Virtual Switch
The Kaloom Virtual Switch (KVS) provides enhanced switching functionality that enables containers and virtual machines (VMs) running on application servers to communicate more efficiently.
Virtual Components: vRouter
A key component of the Kaloom software defined product family, the vRouter uses standard routing protocols, fully supports IPv6 and is optimized for Data Center fabrics.
Virtual Components: vGateway
vGateway uses Kaloom’s virtual router (vRouter) to currently offer Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network (VxLAN) gateway functionality by extending bridging a Layer-2 (L2) domain to remote L2 domains via a logically created overlay network that runs on top of an IP Layer-3 (L3) underlay network.
Inband Networking Telemetry and Analysis: flowEye™
The flowEye solution comprises a real-time In-band Network Telemetry component which serves the role of data collection via hardware or software based INT sensors, and an analytics component (Kaloom’s or a customer owned third party solution) which aggregates the collected data, performs data analysis, and displays it via different views in the dashboard.
Kaloom 5G UPF
Kaloom 5G UPF is a key offering ideally suited for new emerging 5G Cloud Edge, Hybrid 4G/5G and 5G Packet Core deployments. Designed with the most mission critical workloads in mind for 5G, it offers the most scalable, lowest latency, and highest performance UPF solution in the industry.