05/23/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/23/2023 12:06
SONiC, Software for Open Networking in the Cloud, an open-source network operating system, has revolutionized the networking ecosystem. An increasing number of users, a vibrant open-source community and a growing ecosystem of vendors have nurtured its growth.
Enterprises are emulating the best practices of cloud service providers and rapidly adopting this technology to create a modern data center fabric that supports their current and emerging technology and business use cases. Industry analysts predict SONiC data center switching to exceed $5 billion in revenue in 2026. With its move to the Linux Foundation, SONiC is seeing more widespread adoption and integration with other open-source tools, enabling ease of network management and monitoring.
Dell Technologies offers a finely tuned, enterprise-ready and globally supported distribution of SONiC called Enterprise SONiC Distribution by Dell Technologies to help bring the benefits of hyper-scale-focused SONiC contributions to the rest of the enterprise and telecommunications markets and use cases. Enterprise SONiC Distribution by Dell Technologies is the first commercial version of SONiC to provide enterprise-ready features, a dedicated roadmap and global support for large-scale environments.
We've added additional feature capabilities and hardened it with extensive real-world testing and validation. Enterprise SONiC builds on Dell Technologies long history of collaborating with and contributing to the open-source SONiC community with new features and capabilities ranging across the protocol stack and management applications, including a centralized management platform and a growing ecosystem of partner automation and orchestration applications.
Since our announcement and launch of the Enterprise SONiC Distribution by Dell Technologies in June 2021, we've continued to evolve SONiC with new use case enablement, feature additions and enterprise hardening, creating a more open and flexible infrastructure for our customers and partners.
Today, we're introducing Enterprise SONiC Distribution by Dell Technologies 4.1, which enables a unified network operating system (NOS) across cloud, core and edge use cases and is supported across multi-vendor platforms. Here are some key highlights of this product release.
Moreover, the addition of RoCEv2 (RDMA over Converged Ethernet) addresses storage use cases, where there is a need for lossless, low-latency, high-bandwidth transmission requirements. With the addition of this functionality, organizations can achieve a high level of performance and reliability for their storage applications, which are growing in use cases across financial trading, scientific research, AI/ML and big data analytics.
At Dell Technologies, we're thrilled to witness this revolution in the networking industry and excited to contribute, collaborate and partner in taking SONiC and the benefits of open-source networking mainstream to broader industry verticals and use cases. This helps us to continue delivering on our promise of open-source, freedom of choice and flexibility to help accelerate innovation and digital transformation for our customers and partners.