Coriant introduces carrier-class IP/MPLS network operating system

Coriant Network Operating System (NOS) Eliminates Vendor Lock-In Constraints of Traditional IP Routing Solutions and Enables Fast Innovation Cycles

MUNICH, Germany, 10 July 2018Coriant, a global supplier of open, disruptive, and hyperscale networking solutions for service providers and web-scale internet operators, today announced the introduction of the Coriant® Network Operating System (NOS), a true 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-optimized 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,” said 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 maximizing 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 Center 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.

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