Hewlett-Packard (HP) has recently launched a new open source network operating system (NOS), OpenSwitch. The home-grown open NOS is supported by Accton Technology Corporation, Arista, Broadcom, Intel, Qosmos and VMware as the initial charter contributors. The OpenSwitch NOS will be supported on HP's Altoline open network switches.
The Linux-based platform features an extensible NOS that utilizes modern development tools and offers extensive APIs and management interfaces, said HP. Developers can build on the reliable and modern architecture to create unique networking features and applications using an agile development approach for faster development and more stable applications with fewer post-release defects.