The Threshold of Your Dream is Here!
Pica8 introduces Threshold™, the world’s first end-to-end open networking solution for modernizing education, government and Fortune 1000 enterprise networks. Threshold can replace every part of your outdated Cisco – or Cisco-clone — campus network, from big-iron chassis switches to over-priced automation tools to small, remote PoE branch office switches, with an uber-modern, centrally managed intelligent network of white/brite box switches run by Pica8’s industry-leading PICOS® open networking software suite. Of course, you can always opt to keep your strategic investment in legacy-vendor sheet metal and power cords if you prefer.
Jail-Break Your Enterprise Network with Pica8’s Simplified Automation Framework and Switch Stack Replacement Architecture
Pica8’s industry-leading PICOS® NOS for white box networks has been turbo-charged for wide-scale enterprise deployments across remote offices, branch offices, and campuses alike. All the open networking magic that has been taking web-scale data centers by storm is now available for the rest of the enterprise. With its AmpCon™ automation framework and PICOS’ switch stack replacement architecture, Pica8 makes it all simple to deploy and manage.
Built on the open-source Ansible network automation framework, AmpCon enables enterprises to automate tasks including switch software configuration and licensing, turning up VLANs and MLAG, and performing health checks on all Power-over-Ethernet devices. Drawing from a large library of pre-defined Ansible “playbooks”, it can all be done using simple English language commands – no programming skills required.
PICOS further simplifies network operations by combining dozens of open switches into a single, IP address. Upgrade software or security settings for 50 or so PICOS campus switches with a single command. Reduce the number of individual network elements to manage by a factor of 10 to 50 times or more, and slash operational overhead costs.
Even better, PICOS leverages Pica8’s unique CrossFlow™ technology that comes standard with PICOS. CrossFlow allows enterprises to run both L2/L3 stacks and OpenFlow-based software-defined networks on every switch port in a network at the same time. (Think of it as a dedicated SDN security plane.) CrossFlow enables granular control of enterprise applications; deep and dynamic traffic monitoring; and even attack mitigation to take place directly on the switches without interrupting live traffic. No other networking vendor has this capability.
And with PICOS, of course, you get a full enterprise feature set.
Superior Solutions, Outstanding Support
We treat each and every one of our customers like a Fortune 100 company. Why? First, it’s in our DNA. We think customers deserve our attention when they need it, no matter how big or small they may be. But second, we have to. We need to counter the avalanche of mis-information coming from legacy networking vendors over the years about why open standards-based networks are somehow unworthy of consideration. We do that by delivering superior, more cost-effective solutions, while also outdoing legacy vendors where it really matters to the customer – support.