SX1400, SX1700 and SX1710 Ethernet switches are top-of-rack Open Ethernet software-defined networking (SDN) 10/40/56 Gigabit switches. Based on Mellanox’s SwitchX-2 switch ICs, they provide enhanced control plane capabilities and allow for the design of hyperscale data center networks and control-intensive cloud applications. The platform can accommodate user applications as virtual machines hosted and executed by the switches’ dual and quad core CPUs. This capability enables users to optimize their data center networking infrastructure to their needs and to maximize application performance. Developers can take advantage of the programmable environment for differentiation and to better serve users, while network administrators can utilize the switch instead of dedicated servers for serving network needs, hence reducing OPEX and CAPEX.