SONiC, Software for Open Networking in the Cloud, is a modern microservices based modular open-source Network Operating System that powers Microsoft’s cloud data centers. SONiC is driven by Microsoft, Mellanox, and a strong open-source community. SONiC supports standard-based layer-2 and layer-3 protocols enabling customers to build large automated data center networks. Break free from vendor lock-in and build your disaggregated network infrastructure today!
Mellanox is the second largest contributor to SONiC. Unlike other vendors who use off the shelf switch silicon, Mellanox Ethernet switch platforms are based on its differentiated Spectrum silicon technology. With its significant open-source software contribution and industry-leading silicon technology, Mellanox is uniquely positioned to offer one-stop-shop ASIC-to-Protocol support for SONiC to customers who want to embrace open networking paradigm.