PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pica8 Inc., the one-stop source for white box networking, today announced that it has certified its PicOS network operating system (NOS) for HP’s Altoline family of Open Networking switches. In addition, HP will resell Pica8’s NOS and provide software support for PicOS.
Pica8’s PicOS provides industry leading Layer 2 switching and Layer 3 routing and is the first Open Networking operating system to support OpenFlow 1.4, enabling advanced integration with HP’s Virtual Application Networks (VAN) SDN Controller. By combining the scale and programmability of HP’s VAN SDN Controller with the robust and feature rich PicOS, Pica8 and HP can deliver strong SDN solutions for Open Networking customers. Additionally, every instance of PicOS resold by HP includes HP Foundation Care for PicOS. HP Foundation Care for PicOS provides software support for PicOS direct from HP giving customers 24x7x365 access to thousands of trained and certified HP experts with skills that span multi-vendor networking, Linux and PicOS and the experience that comes with decades of global service delivery excellence.
The integrated Pica8 - HP solution gives customers a wide array of open networking tools, enabling them to:
- Evolve to open, industry-standard networking
- Leverage over 40 applications and tools from the HP SDN App Store
- Access HP’s expertise 24x7x365
Pica8® pioneered open networking with PicOS, the first network operating system that enables customers to easily integrate SDN with conventional networking using open networking switches, including the HP Altoline family of open networking switches. HP Altoline switches are available in 10- and 40-Gigabit configurations, and support a broad range of enterprise and service provider networking applications.
“This agreement gives Pica8 customers a “brite box” option for network switching combined with the vast expertise of HP’s Technology Services organization,” said Niraj Jain, vice president of business development at Pica8. “HP is a leader in open networking solutions, and by integrating PicOS into an overall HP solution, customers gain a Linux-based operating system and access to the entire HP SDN App Store ecosystem, leveraging key SDN technologies like OpenFlow, Open-vSwitch, and others.”
“The PicOS networking operating system enables users to integrate Layer 2/3 networking with SDN in the same switch,” said Dominic Wilde, vice president, Global Product Line Management at HP. “By offering PicOS as part of HP’s Open Networking portfolio, we provide customers a powerful new option when integrating the HP VAN SDN Controller with our Altoline switches.”
About Pica8, Inc.
Since 2009, Pica8 is the one-stop source for white box networking with PicOS™, a network operating system that enables organizations and original equipment manufacturers to easily integrate Layer-2 / Layer-3 networking and software-defined networking (SDN) using commodity switches. Pica8’s solutions enable real time, hands free provisioning that fits today’s complex networks and scales with them to enable transformation. PicOS supports an industry-standard CLI for Layer-2 / Layer-3, unmodified Linux, and OpenFlow 1.4. Pica8 provides PicOS on both pre-loaded switching hardware or as standalone software for a growing list of compatible bare metal switches. Pica8 is a global company headquartered in Palo Alto, California. For more information, visit www.pica8.com or follow @pica8 on Twitter.