Microsoft SONiC and Barefoot Networks At The OCP Summit

From an article at The Register regarding Microsoft’s SONiC network operating systems: Microsoft coordinated a bunch of announcements at the Open Compute Project summit this week, centred around its SONiC open switch software platform. SONiC, as you may recall, is Microsoft’s Debian based network operating system which it has donated to the Open Compute Project. Worth noting SONiC has now attracted Barefoot Networks: Barefoot’s another fan, folding SONiC into a variety of its Tofino-based bare metal switches.

Open Source NOS Demos At the OCP Summit

From sdxcentral: Facebook, Google, and Big Switch Networks at this week’s Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit will demonstrate three approaches to network operating systems all built with Open Network Linux (ONL) and all running on OCP switch hardware. All built with ONL is interesting to me. This is making the case ONL is simply an underlying Linux distribution. Why this wasn’t clear to me before is because of the poor messaging around all of these projects.