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Asterfusion is the only vendor on the market using SONiC network Operating System to support Teralynx , Intel Tofino, Marvell octeon to develop full series SONiC based white box switches.
Open-source Network operating system is increasingly popular nowadays, but most of them are deployed Broadcom switching chips of the community version. Meanwhile, with the trend of software-defined network development, more and more innovative technologies are thriving to change the landscape of the data centers and cloud networks, what do these innovations bring to us? There are some questions still haven’t been answered, such as ……
Let us take these questions to explore our Asterfusion’s SONiC network.
SONiC and its associated SAI (Switch Abstraction Interface) are open source projects that have flourished in open cloud networking field in recent years. They are built on top of standard Linux systems and leverage the latest technologies such as containers and in-memory database. AsterNOS built with SONiC as its kernel benefits from its open architecture, modular design, high reliability, and flexibility to expand new features in control plane.
AsterNOS provide RESTful API as first order management interface for all its functionalities as well as legacy CLI interface. By using the RESTful API, the switch systems can be fully controlled and managed by northbound controllers or any newly developed applications.
When deploy switches with AsterNOS alongside Asterfusion’s SDN Controller , cloud administrators can manage all the switches in the Leaf-Spine topology as a single virtual switch. When using standalone, our SDN controller provides our SONiC software ZTP, network topology discovery, one-click underlay and overlay service configuration and etc. When integration with cloud controller, it works as OpenStack neutron plugin, thus OpenStack compatible management stack will manage all the switches as computing and storage being managed.
Asterfusion’s SONiC NOS( AsterNOS ) provides standard underlay features including L2 and L3 switching, routing protocols, L3 ECMP & WCMP, MC-LAG and etc.
AsterNOS implements MP-BGP EVPN with VxLAN and L2 population, it provides VxLAN tunnel auto provisioning and an optimized ARP proxy, also it provides the high availability in the EVPN including MC-LAG, fast recovery on data plane and EVPN graceful restart.
AsterNOS supports several data center switch chips in a single software release, in the release of 2021Q4, AsterNOS officially support the following:
➢ Marvell OCTEON (Asterfusion CX Hardware)
➢ Innnovium Teralynx (Asterfusion CX-N Hardware)
➢ Intel Tofino (Asterfusion X-T Hardware)
➢ NVidia Spectrum (Mellanox SN2700/SN3700 Hardware)
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A: Firstly ,AsterNOS is a commercial SONiC NOS compare to native SONiC community, which means for enterprises, AsterNOS it’s ready to use version, especially we have optimized and upgraded network virtualization functions (Overlay Network), such as VXLAN &BGP- EVPN.
The following table is a comparison of parts of functions of AsterNOS and SONiC community version in Q4 of 2022. If you want to know the full comparison list, please send an email to [email protected]
A: AsterNOS work on both Marvell Teralynx and Intel Tofino, . Making SONiC be able to run these switch chips smoothly, which is our value to help people who want to use innovated features on today’s new switch chip other than broadcom.
If want to know more about the comparison list between Asterfusion SONiC NOS and other vendors’ SONiC NOS, please send an email to [email protected]
A: yes,Our AsterNOS fully support EVPN, Vxlan and MC LAG
2. Azure SONiC @ GitHub：https://github.com/Azure/SONiC
3. SONiC Achitecture：https://github.com/Azure/SONiC/wiki/Architecture
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