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Asterfusion is the only supplier utilizing Enterprise SONiC to provide exceptionally adaptable, dependable, and scalable systems for data centers and campus networks.
Asterfusion has officially joined the SONiC community at its launch, becoming one of the earliest cloud network companies to take part in the SONiC community. Upholding the soul of open-source and openness, Asterfusion proactively contributes to the community by providing an industry-ready Enterprise SONiC on a full range of SONiC-based white box switches. Compared to the community version, the commercial SONiC-based AsterNOS offers more comprehensive features and user-friendliness. At the same time, Asterfusion can flexibly customize and develop the required software functions for our customers.
Now, AsterNOS is able to smoothly run Marvell Teralynx, Octeon,Prestera, Intel Tofino and Mellanox, which is our value-add to assist users who want to utilize innovative features on today’s new switch chips . Additionally, Asterfusion is the world’s first supplier to run SONiC NOS at the access layer of the campus network, which is another great value to facilitate the transformation of a more open, secure campus 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 Asteria Network Controller (AFC), cloud administrators can centralized manage and control all the switch units in the Leaf-Spine topology as a single virtual switch.
When using standalone, AFC provides AsterNOS zero touch deployment, network topology discovery, one-click underlay and overlay service configuration, trouble shooting, and etc.
When integration with cloud controller, AFC works as OpenStack neutron plugin so that OpenStack compatible management stack will manage all the switches in the same context as computing and storage being managed.
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 2021Q2, AsterNOS officially support the following
AsterNOS work on both Teralynx, Intel Tofino and Marvell. 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.
It depends on your application, in general you can easily start from either SDE or SONiC to all the functions about date plane and management plane.
SONiC community source code and our patch are available as source code.
Yes,Our AsterNOS fully support EVPN-VXLAN, Vxlan and MC LAG
AsterNOS has quite a lot of enterprise grade features, currently we don’t provide full source code access, but we can provide SONiC community version code with binary only ASIC vendor’s driver. The quality of community may or may not as good as an out-of-box product.
Our SONiC based AsterNOS can perfect run on our own hardware, in theory it can run on other vendor’s hardware, there will be a problem on verify the compatibility,we can arrange a meeting call discuss specially. We strongly suggest you to use our own hardware, which supports the best software compatibility, tech support, hardware stability and of course very cost-effective price
Usually our AsterNOS runs on our own hardware (for Teralynx ,Tofino and Marvell) we provide either bare metal hardware, or hardware with AsterNOS, there is some amount of software cost if you choose H/W and S/W bundle, but this bundle should be more cost effective than today’s White box and NOS from another vendor.
Asterfusion offers a perpetual software license, we will provide bug fixing and security patch all life long.For example, if you buy version 3.1 with the shipment, you will get all the upgrades 3.x unless there would be an EOL of version 3.x . Suppose we release 4.0 in the coming 1 year, you can also get free upgrade from 3.1 to 4.0, and get 4.x upgrades in free.
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