1 GbE / 10 GbE / 40 GbE Open Switches

The Open Networking Platform Made for Your Data Center

Pica8™ open switches deliver customizability to your data center. Running PicOS?, Pica8's Linux-based open network operating system, our purpose-built open switches:

  • Are ideal for cloud or virtualized data centers that require flexibility and scale.
  • Seamlessly integrate with today?s data center applications on traditional network architectures.
  • Allow for exploration of new software-defined networking (SDN) technologies, such as OpenFlow.

PicOS utilizes proven high performance hardware, made by our ODM (original design manufacturer) partners (including Accton and Quanta Computer), with a maximum switching fabric capacity of 176 Gbps for 1 GbE, and 1.28 Tbps for 10 GbE platforms. It runs standards-based Layer-2 / Layer-3 protocols with Industry-leading OpenFlow 1.3 / OVS v2.0 integration, securing the building blocks for your transition to software-defined networking. Open vSwitch (OVS) runs as a process within PicOS, providing the OpenFlow interface for external programmability.

Learn more about our four unique switches, made for your open network:

48 x 1 GbE Fixed Configuration
With 10 GbE Uplinks
P-3290 & P-3295

  • 48 1 GbE SFP+ port base unit
  • Four 10 GbE SFP+ uplinks
  • Cost-effective 1 GbE server aggregation



  • Purpose-built to scale OpenFlow implementations leveraging high-performance TCAM
  • First system to partition and optimize the number of TCAM entries required for flow rules


48 x 10 GbE Fixed Configuration
With 10 GbE & 40 GbE Uplinks

  • Up to 64 10 GbE SFP+ ports leveraging the 48 port 10 GbE SFP+ base unit, with four 40 GbE QSFP+ or 16 10 GbE QSFP+ uplinks
  • High density aggregation or line-rate connectivity to the core



  • Up to 64 x 10 GbE ports leveraging the 48-port 10GBASE-T base unit, with 4 x 40 GbE QSFP+ or 16 x 10 GbE QSFP+ to SFP+ uplinks
  • High-density 100/1000/10GBASE-T copper aggregation with line-rate connectivity to the core