Oxide Virtual Private Cloud

Virtualized networking lets you create, organize, and isolate project-specific networks across all your Oxide racks.

Diagram showing two network groups inside a virtual private cloud

Built-in virtual routing

Built-in NAT gateways

Built-in firewalls

Self-Service Networking

Configure full networking capabilities quickly and easily – via API, CLI or console.

IPv4 and IPv6 supported out of the box

Elastic and floating IP address pools for guest VMs

A set of firewall rule rows, one item is selected
A set of firewall rule rows, one item is selected

Observability All the Way Down on a Built-In Reliable, High Performance Network

Comprehensible Communications

Our holistic and open design allows you to understand what end-to-end paths exist and how they relate to your operational requirements.

  • Open protocols and open implementations
  • Comprehensive protocol documentation and operations tooling
  • Real-time and historic observability for networking protocols
  • Dynamically probe data-plane communications
Diagram of a various network paths, there is an error with one of the switches and a broken path

Rack Networking at a Glance

A fault-tolerant underlay network optimizes packet delivery between physical hosts within and across racks. Packets between VM instances are encapsulated onto overlay networks, governed by policies that you define.


Delay Driven Multipath performs underlay routing, measures delay, calculates multipath decisions and helps to avoid congestion.


The Oxide Packet Transformation Engine implements firewall rules, encapsulates packets onto Geneve overlays, implements VPC routing and performs address translation.

P4-Based Switch Management

The built-in switch management platform drives the P4-programmable rack switch from a PCIe connected compute sled. Loads and manages data-plane P4 programs.

Integrates the attached compute sled's network stack with the switch ASIC to support stateful protocols such as NDP and BGP.

Hardware and Software Co-design

  • Holistic network design
  • Transparency into components
  • Optimal distribution of network functions across hardware and software
  • Fit-for-purpose design improves efficiency
Render of the Oxide network switch

Rack Switch

Oxide’s rack level switch. There are two per rack. 32 ports of QSFP in the front, 32 ports for the cabled backplane in the rear. Connected to compute sleds via PCIe.

Render of the patch panel used within the Oxide rack

Patch Panel

Fiber patch panel with a modular approach that adapts to your needs, be it connecting to another Oxide rack or into your network. High throughput with 64 ports of fiber to the switches.

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Switch ASIC
Intel Tofino 2
Switch capacity
32x 100Gbps down + 32x 100Gbps up
Compute sled capacity
2x 100Gbps
Support for common transceiver types: CWDM4, SR4, LR4, BiDi etc. Nodes connected through internal backplane.View whole rack specs