Beneath that partnership, Cisco’s 8000 sequence routers will probably be obtainable with Aviz Networks’ SONiC administration software program and 24/7 assist. The assist facet of the settlement could be the most good portion of the partnership, as each firms try and assuage prospects’ nervousness about supporting an open-source NOS.
Aviz affords Open Networking Enterprise Suite (ONES), a collection of software program to handle SONiC networks. From its SONiC-based controller, ONES helps zero-touch provisioning and configuration validation. It contains SONiC configuration templates for data-center leaf/backbone configurations and helps normal networking applied sciences resembling EVPN, VxLAN, and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP).
Whereas SONiC is beginning to entice the eye of some massive enterprises, deployments at this time are nonetheless primarily seen within the largest hyperscalers. With its partnership, Cisco and Aviz are making SONiC extra viable for smaller cloud suppliers, service suppliers, and people very massive enterprises that personal and function their very own knowledge facilities, Cisco said.
The seller neighborhood supporting SONiC has been rising and contains Dell, Arista, Nokia, Alibaba, Comcast, Cisco, Broadcom, Juniper, Edgecore, Innovium, Nvidia, Celetica, and VMware. It has additionally been built-in with different open-source initiatives, together with Kubernetes and Ansible, and is being utilized by Verizon, AWS, Netflix and others to develop cloud-based companies.