Network solutions vendor Coriant, introduced the Coriant Network Operating System (NOS), a carrier-class, disaggregated IP/MPLS software solution for evolving carrier, enterprise, and cloud networks. The Coriant NOS is based on an open and modular software architecture designed to operate on industry-standard COTS white boxes as well as application-optimised white boxes such as the newly introduced Coriant Vibe X90 Programmable Packet Platform.
In the expanding ecosystem of open white box switches, the Coriant NOS offers high-performance, hardware-independent flexibility and disaggregated software components including Open Network Linux operating system, hardware abstraction layer, IP stack, and network protocol suite. Coriant NOS software is built for modularity allowing customers to easily and quickly integrate and innovate with new functionality.
“By separating the NOS from the routing hardware, Coriant provides network operators the chance to break the vendor lock-in constraints of traditional IP routing solutions,” says Uwe Fischer, Executive Vice President, R&D and PLM, and CTO, Coriant. “The Coriant NOS leverages over 20 years of IP/MPLS networking expertise and deployed Tier 1 experience, and delivers on the promise of an open, disaggregated approach to packet-based networking that accelerates innovation by maximising best-in-class functional blocks.”
The Coriant NOS includes a sophisticated hardware abstraction layer that supports standalone and multi-unit forwarding architectures, as well as support for a broad set of protocols required in carrier networks and Data Centre Interconnect (DCI) applications. The Coriant NOS relies on Coriant’s field-proven IP/MPLS stack for applications requiring high performance, high scalability, and high resiliency. The Coriant NOS is designed with open APIs to simplify integration into existing environments and to enable operators to reap the benefits of a programmable infrastructure.