About Edgecore Networks

Edgecore Networks Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation, the leading network ODM.

Company Mission

Edgecore Networks develops and delivers industry-leading open networking hardware and software products for data centers, telecommunications service providers, managed service providers, and enterprises.

Edgecore Networks is a leader in the open network ecosystem, delivering complete solutions to customers with a broad set of partners.

Edgecore Networks:

  • Delivers leading open network hardware, leveraging silicon from leading vendors.
  • Is the leading network contributor to current open-source software communities including OCP , ONF OpenSwitch, and Microsoft SONiC.
  • Is the leading network hardware partner to current commercial software partners for NOS, SDN, NFV, and orchestration.
  • Develops value-added software applications for leading open-software platforms.
  • Delivers and supports solutions through leading integrators, solution providers, and brite-box partners.

The underlying philosophy of Edgecore Networks is to provide professional wired and wireless solutions from the edge to the core. With a strong focus on complete solutions that generate value for customers and assist with realizing the potential of a digital-network society, Edgecore Networks offers a broad product portfolio spanning 100G/40G/10G/GE switching, enterprise-level wireless, and network management tools. We provide industry-leading products that address our customers’ network requirements in different market segments from network infrastructure, data center switches, core switches, access switches, and indoor/outdoor wireless access points.

We shape the future of the Internet by creating unprecedented value and opportunity for our customers, employees, investors, and ecosystem partners. We transform how people communicate and collaborate in a connected planet.

Company Background

Edgecore Networks delivers wired and wireless networking products and solutions through channel partners and system integrators worldwide for data center, service provider, enterprise, and SMB customers. Edgecore Networks is the leader in open networking providing a full line of 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE, and 100GbE open and OCP switches that offer choice of NOS and SDN software for data center, telecommunications, and enterprise network use cases.

Headquartered in the Hsinchu Science Park in northern Taiwan, Edgecore Networks was established in 2004 and formally spun-off in 2010 into an independent subsidiary responsible for global branded business from the Accton Technology Group (www.accton.com) with a global presence in the US, UK, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Brazil, Singapore, Indonesia, and India.

“TRANSFORMING THE WAY THE WORLD CONNECTS” is the slogan of the company. Edgecore Networks offers scalable, converged networking solutions to best meet different customer needs. The company has two brands: the Edgecore brand targeting data center, telecommunication service providers, managed service providers, and enterprise, and the SMC brand, targeting home and small to medium-size businesses.

Vision

The growth of cloud computing and the Internet of Things, along with the rise of open-source technologies and communities, is transforming how IT is developed, delivered, and used by businesses and consumers.

Within an ecosystem of commercial partners and open-source communities, Edgecore Networks delivers networking solutions based on open hardware and software platforms that increase choice, freedom, greater control, encourage and quicken innovation, lower TCO, and stimulate new business models.

Edgecore Networks a leader in Open Networking


George Tchaparian - President and Chief Executive Officer

George is a seasoned technology executive that brings more than 30 years of industry experience to Edgecore Networks Corporation’s Open (White Box/Bare Metal – SDN/NFV) and Traditional (L2/L3) Wired and Wireless Networking businesses. George is also the GM for Accton Group Open Networking Business and the Vice Chair of Open Compute Project (OCP), Taiwan. Prior to leading Edgecore Networks, George served as SVP of R&D for Accton Technology Corporation. Under his management, Accton’s first OCP Open Networking product won “Network World Top 20 Best Products of 2015”. George also held many senior management positions at Hewlett – Packard (HP) Corporation for more than 27 years, leading HP R&D, Mfg. and BD teams and establishing HP overseas R&D design centers. He was responsible for designing and bringing to market the first integrated “Switch in a Chip” product line into HP Networking “ProCurve” business unit, which contributed 100X in revenue and helped pull HP Networking from 7th to 2nd place in market ranks per port count. George holds a Master Degree in Management of Technology/MBA from Leigh University, where he also completed HP sponsored Executive Leadership/GM two year program.

George Tchaparian

Loren Staley - Chief Technology Officer

Loren is a multi-discipline technologist and product champion that brings more than 30+ years of industry experience to Edgecore Networks product offering. Prior to this role, Loren was with Accton Technology Corporation as Data Center System Architect working to define and build highly reliable and cost effective products for the emerging Open Networking market. Loren's previous experience includes mainframe architecture and ECL design at Amdahl Corporation, and 31 years at Hewlett-Packard in various roles related to technology and product development for Business Critical Systems, based on architectures as diverse as HP3000, PA-RISC, X-86, EPIC, and Tandem Non-Stop. His server and storage background continues to inform product development in the transition to NFV and lends a fresh perspective on network products and the many IP switching architectures and ASICs coming into the market. Loren holds a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering (Integrated Circuits), from Stanford University, supplemented by Stanford Advanced Project Management coursework. While at Hewlett-Packard, he help establish R&D organizations in the USA and in Singapore.

Loren Staley