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The OpenSwitch Platform

Designed for operational efficiency

  • Open, flexible, modular design
  • Rapid roll-out of new services
  • Scale and performance-oriented

Open networking TCO savings

  • Open CapEx savings through open source
  • OpEx savings through automation
  • Manage switches like servers

Network agility and feature velocity

  • Application-centric programmability
  • Deployment-centric controls
  • Software and hardware aggregation

Use OPX NOS with confidence

  • Based on field-deployed code
  • Leading-industry software and hardware
  • Proven open source protocols

Importance of an open source NOS

There is an accelerating trend in the industry towards a “white box” solution for network disaggregation and switching. The value of that market will exceed $1 billion in the US in 2017, and is expected to account for 20% by 2020. There is a missing link, and that is the all-important software component.

The OpenSwitch initiative is open source. A Linux-based NOS offering freedom of innovation while maintaining stability and minimizing vulnerability. The ultimate purpose is to provide a cost-effective solution for many companies and organizations that do not have the massive financial resources of the likes of Google and Facebook.

Alik Fishman - Linux Foundation, Open Switch Project Marketing Committee Chair & Governing Board Member
OpenStack Summit, Boston, 2017