Today at the Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit in San Jose, Microsoft announced a fully open sourced ‘Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC)’ for running network devices like switches, built in collaboration with leading networking industry vendors Arista, Broadcom, Dell and Mellanox.
The Azure Cloud Switch (ACS) is a cross-platform modular operating system for data center networking built on Linux.
The Switch Abstraction Interface (SAI) specification has been officially accepted by the Open Compute Project (OCP) as a standardized C API to program ASICs.
Recently I was onsite to talk about and demonstrate some of Microsoft’s latest research and innovations, and share more about how we leverage software defined networking (SDN) to power Microsoft Azure.
The Switch Abstraction Interface (SAI) team at Microsoft is excited to announce that we will showcase our first implementations of the specification at the Open Compute Project Summit.