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While modern applications and workloads migrate from the data center out to the edge, the complexity of the supporting network infrastructure has been increasing exponentially. The proliferation of edge devices creates a litany of management silos and security headaches for network administrators, as legacy network solutions often struggle to provide the flexibility and innovation to support new initiatives, much less drive added value. Organizations need a modern infrastructure that can support these new demands.
This is one reason why open-source-based solutions have been gaining so much momentum recently in IT. SONiC (Software for Open Networking in the Cloud), is an open-source network operating system that has been recently revolutionizing the networking ecosystem.
Originally developed as a hyperscale solution for the cloud, a thriving support community, an increasing number of users, and a growing ecosystem of vendors have caused its adoption in mainstream network fabrics to grow rapidly over the past few years. Some industry analysts predict that SONiC switching could exceed $5 billion in revenue by 2026.
Benefits of SONiC
Without a clear view of the entire fabric, segments of the network become like a black box. You know what goes in and what comes out, but not what’s happening
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