SONiC is an open source network operating system based on Linux that powers Microsoft Global Cloud. It offers teams the flexibility to create the network solutions they need while leveraging the collective strength of a large ecosystem and community. SONiC has gained wide industry support over the last year that includes major network chip vendors. SONiC system is fully open sourced on GitHub and is available to collaborators, researchers, students, and innovators alike.
Data center solutions can integrate multiple programmable switching parts with different features and from different vendors. SONiC can be deployed at various places in the network, like spines, leaves, and top of rack. This produces multiple SONiC releases installed on different platforms with different kinds of Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC). In such cases a variety of SONiC environment versions entails demand for intensive testing.
Given the popularity of NOS testing, restructuring hyper-scale data centers to Support Open network architecture is in high demand to match the high processing requirement. One of the critical components of this trend and one of its advancing enabling forces is Microsoft’s SONiC network operating system.
Consequently, this open-source NOS is being widely adopted by OEMs, ODMs, and switching silicon manufacturers scrambling to keep up with the expanding SONiC industry, which is anticipated to reach scaling heights in the future.
Larch Networks build SONIC-Based switched products, integrating them with SONIC and leveraging modern DPU technologies.
Read more about the testing of networking solutions based on SONiC OS by Larch Networks