Nokia Collaborates With Microsoft As A Part Of SONiC Initative

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  • SONiC is an open source network operating system based on Linux
  • Nokia said that it has developed a robust chassis-based SONiC implementation focused on requirements of high capacity data centres

Nokia has announced that it is collaborating with Microsoft as part of the Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC) initiative. SONiC is an open source network operating system based on Linux used in the data centres of many large cloud-service providers.

Sri Reddy, president of IP and optical networks at Nokia, said, “The SONiC initiative represents yet another dimension of our collaboration with Microsoft, and is consistent with our commitment to customers building the biggest and most advanced data centre infrastructures. We are happy to bring our experience to bear in delivering the most robust and capable chassis-based SONiC implementation possible.”

High capacity data centres

Nokia said that it has developed a robust chassis-based SONiC implementation. It is focused on the requirements of high capacity data centres.

Yousef Khalidi, CVP Azure Networking at Microsoft Corp. said, “We are pleased to be working with Nokia as part of the SONiC initiative. Their contributions to the community on chassis-based SONiC are raising the bar on what is possible and what is needed. We are happy to see networking suppliers like Nokia, with over a million routers deployed, contributing to our community.”

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