SnapRoute has taken an open approach to networking and built FlexSwitch from the ground up allowing every component of the network stack to be fully visible to the operator, fully accessible for APIs, and completely modular so that operators can continuously install or update only what is necessary for the infrastructure to run without impact or risk to the business.
|Category||Networking Software-Only Stacks|
FlexSwitch is a completely modular network OS. This means that organizations can choose to use only what is necessary for the network. This also means that when an update is required, the operator doesn’t need to take down an entire switch – saving a ton of time and headaches.
|Software Networking Functions||
Layer 2 and layer 3 protocol stacks such as ARP, DHCP, BGP, VLAN, etc…
|Leading Verticals||Financials and Enterprises|
|In Customer Deployment||No|
FlexSwitch involved in a handful of projects, with the latest being the FaceBook Voyager project.
|Linux Foundation Initiatives||OpenSwitch|
|Linux Foundation Details||
SnapRoute’s open source network stack and management services, which enable a fully modular, hardware independent NOS, accessible through a complete set of APIs.
|Performance and Scalability||
|Pricing||Not documented. However, it is free to download and try.|
|Partners||Facebook, HPE, Dell|