SONiC is an open source network operating system based on Linux that runs on switches from multiple vendors and ASICs. SONiC offers a full-suite of network functionality, like BGP and RDMA, that has been production-hardened in the data centers of some of the largest cloud-service providers. It offers teams the flexibility to create the network solutions they need while leveraging the collective strength of a large ecosystem and community.
SONiC is built on Switch Abstraction Interface that helps in accelerating hardware innovation
First solution to break monolithic switch software into multiple containerized components that accelerates software evolution
SONiC has gained wide industry support over the last year that includes major network chip vendors
OCP Global Summit - San Jose - 4-5 March 2020