Enterprise SONiC Distribution by Edgecore is a hardended, open distribution of SONiC (Software for Open Networking in the Cloud) which runs on Edgecore Open Networking switches.
The SONiC Community is led by Microsoft and many key players, including Edgecore, to deliver a robus and proved software infrastructure to enable customer to build highly portable, scalable data center networks.
Edgecore’s SONiC distribution has been further tested and hardened to ensure production-ready deployment on Edgecore open networking platforms. Each release is based upon the latest community SONiC release to allow customers to work with an open community while also having confidence that the branch used for their deployments is robust and supportable.
Edgecore’s SONiC distribution is validated with a variety of optics and cables delivered from Edgecore as well as industry sources.
This ensures that the overall system – switch hardware, NOS and connectivity are proven to work together, removing concerns about platform level interoperability.
- Production quality distribution of the latest community SONiC release
- Open NOS platform benefiting from large community of developers
- ALL changes contributed back to the community
- Supports multiple merchant switching silicon platforms
- Technical support provided by Edgecore for the full software stack – drivers to applications
- Single point of contact for both hardware and software support
- Management and Monitoring Features- PINS* is for DCS800 series and DCS810 only
SONiC – Software for Open Networking in the Cloud
SONiC is a Linux-based open source network operating system that runs on ASICs and switches from multiple vendors. It addresses the requirements of data centers and cloud-service providers for flexibility, management, and accelerated evolution of the ecosystem. SONiC offers a wide spectrum of network functions and enables the user to control all employed devices and define their tasks. This open source toolkit decouples hardware and software to overcome the limitations of network devices.
Why choose SONiC
Flexible open source implementation to manage and control complex cloud operations
Decoupling Hardware and Software
SONiC is built on Switch Abstraction Interface (SAI) to enable swift hardware exchanges to adapt smoothly to innovation requirements
Accelerating Software Evolution
A proficient solution to break monolithic switch software into multiple containerized components, enabling SONiC to be scalable and extremely extensible
Versatile and Powerful Operating System
Simple managing at scale, it provides monitoring and diagnostic capabilities, and enables fine-grained failure recovery and in-service upgrades with zero downtime
Rapidly Growing Ecosystem
SONiC has gained wide industry support that includes major network chip vendors, and the community is actively adding new extensions and advanced capabilities to SAI releases