SONiC (Software for Open Networking in the Cloud) | Network Operating System (NOS)


Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC), an open source project for network routers and switches

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SONiC – Software for Open Networking in the Cloud

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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

How SONiC Works

Learn how SONiC can enhance and accelerate large ecosystems and communities. Its flexibility allows you to create the required network solutions by building upon open source code for applications on hardware devices



STORDIS LABS runs two of the most advanced technical laboratories for Open Networking technology in Europe. Proficient network engineers are continually testing the latest hardware and software configurations, and also provide remote access for customers to test specific use cases. Feel free to contact us if you would like to test your configuration with SONiC.

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