SONiC is a community-based Linux, network operating system that has been hardened in the data centers of some of the largest cloud-service providers.

Where open source meets enterprise

If you’re considering open source to take advantage of the benefits of open networking, then the choice is simple — SONiC. NVIDIA offers pure SONiC, which means you won’t be limited by a distribution. By choosing NVIDIA, you’re getting the expertise, experience, training, documentation, professional services and support to best guarantee your success. Benefits of pure SONiC include:

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Partner with thought leaders

NVIDIA is the leading contributor of FRR, the primary routing stack in SONIC.

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No single vendor reliance

Unlike a distro, SONiC doesn’t require reliance upon a single vendor for roadmap additions, bug fixes and security patches

Customer support

ASIC to protocol support

Get support for FRR, SONiC, SAI, system and ASIC – all in one place

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Choice of NOS

Mix and match your leaf spine architecture with SONiC, NVIDIA Cumulus Linux, Onyx or others. The choice is yours.

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Scalability for hybrid and multi-cloud networks

SONiC’s modular, extensible, container-based design accelerates innovation

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Unified management

with existing management tools across the data center

Plus the benefits of open source

Reduced risk and complexity

Code changes are validated by the community, meaning you have the strength of thousands behind your code.

Part of an ecosystem

With community-based SONiC, bug fixes and security patches benefit the entire ecosystem.

Collective wisdom

SONiC leverages the collective wisdom and expertise of the community including lessons learned from past networking OS design.

Code transparency

SONiC is open source, you know what you’re getting.

Ready for prime time

hardened in the data centers of some of the largest cloud-service providers.

Pair with industry-leading performance

By combining SONiC with NVIDIA® Mellanox Spectrum® you’ll get support for speeds of 1/10/25/40/50 and 100GbE, full wire speed (FWS) at all packet sizes, telemetry including WJH, control for all layers: ASIC/ FW/ SDK/ SAI/ SONiC, in-Service Software Upgrade - ISSU and full support for RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet).


Designed for scale

Designed for hyperscalers, service providers and enterprises, SONiC is ideal for modern, advanced network architectures that support multi-cloud and hybrid environments. NVIDIA’s deep networking, open-source and Linux expertise enables NVIDIA to stand out as the leading provider for SONiC deployments.

Designed scale

Learn how businesses are embracing open source with SONiC

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