Going SONiC: Microsoft proposes new innovation at Open Compute Project US Summit

At the Open Compute Project (OCP) U.S. Summit Wednesday, Microsoft proposed a new innovation for contribution to OCP called the Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC). SONiC is a collection of software networking components required to build network devices like switches.

Last July, the Open Compute Project accepted Microsoft’s contribution of the Switch Abstraction Interface (SAI) specification. “Together with SAI, SONiC will enable cloud operators to take advantage of hardware innovation while giving them a framework to build upon an open source code for apps on the network switch and gain the ability to integrate with multiple platforms,” writes Mark Russinovich, Microsoft Azure chief technology officer.

“In short, we believe it’s the final piece of the puzzle in delivering a fully open sourced switch platform that can share the same software stack across hardware from multiple switch vendors. SONiC is being joined by contributions from Arista, Broadcom, Dell and Mellanox.”

To learn more, visit the Microsoft Azure Blog.

Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff

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