Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC, an open-source networking operating system) recently moved from the Open Compute Project (OCP) to The Linux Foundation (LF). This enables neutral governance, and further, accelerates its adoption in a multi-vendor-supported ecosystem.
Leading open source network operating system enabling disaggregation for data centers now hosted by the Linux Foundation to enable neutral governance in a software ecosystem.
– THE LINUX FOUNDATION
The LF provides the perfect venue for developer-led growth, and a public-private partnership across contributors, vendors, and users alike to nurture the open-source networking stack. It is clear that the future of Open-Source Networking is brighter than ever, given the traction SONiC has been seeing. Today, every large enterprise data center is considering SONiC deployment for the simplicity, agility, and reliability it brings above and beyond its cost advantage. More and more market segments such as edge, retail, campuses, and telcos are embracing SONiC at a supersonic speed. Their eyes are on the prospects of disaggregated networking and innovative applications in the cloud (hence software for open networking in the cloud).
Typically, there are four different models when it comes to open-source software development:
SONiC, the open-source NOS, is one of the best examples of “Multi-Vendor Open-Source” software in networking, where multiple vendors, service providers, hyperscalers, and enterprises collaborate with the community and contribute to the future of Open-Source Networking. SONiC runs on Switches and ASICs from multiple vendors to offer a full suite of networking features via SAI/SDK layer integration that is specific to their core asset. Multi-Vendor Open-Source eliminates proprietary software dominance, giving users (enterprises) more of what they have been seeking for years: control and choice.
Add to this enterprise-grade support from Aviz, and you have everything you need to eliminate the proprietary software dominance from your network infrastructure.
SONiC is the clear winner for which NOS to use across your network fabric and Aviz is the trusted partner in your SONiC journey because our goal is to make SONiC ubiquitous, intelligent, and accessible for every stakeholder. Aviz is the moderator of the SONiC Community, the co-creator of the SONiC CAB (Customer Advisory Board), and we don’t sell ASICs, Switches, or SONiC Distros. Neutral, impartial, and packed with SONiC Experts, Aviz is here to help you implement, manage, and improve your Open Networking infrastructure.
SONiC has the potential to transform your network infrastructure much like Linux transformed Compute. Working with Aviz exponentially grows the value you can derive from the SONiC transition. Schedule a discovery session with me to learn more about how Aviz can help.