Arctica Ethernet network switches are a suite of industry-standard Ethernet switches offered with a choice of multiple, fully supported traditional and software-defined network stacks. The line initially comprises the 48-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch Arctica 4804i and the 48-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch Arctica 4804x. A 32-port 40 Gigabit Ethernet switch is slated for Q4 2013. The switches are delivered as a complete turn-key solution and include certified cables and transceivers. Compared to traditional network products, they are designed to deliver drastically reduced Capex and Opex and more flexibility without vendor lock-in. The switches are the first products on the market also offered with Cumulus Linux pre-installed. Cumulus Linux is a complete Linux distribution for network switches. Users can leverage native Linux applications and tools for managing switch configurations, as well as automation and monitoring tasks. The control and management planes are native Linux, while the data path is accelerated using switching silicon. Existing and custom Linux applications run natively on the switch.