Your Path to Open, Automated Enterprise Networking Starts Here
Start your journey to a modern, simplified, self-managing enterprise campus network with Pica8’s new Ansible-based Automation Framework (now included in PICOS®) — in-band remote ZTP and ONIE; life-cycle license management; code updates; and more. (Plays well with our PicaPilot™ simplified switch orchestration app, too.)
Jail-Break Your Enterprise Network with Pica8’s Simple, Open Chassis and Switch Stack Replacements
Pica8’s industry-leading PICOS® NOS for white box networks has been turbo-charged for wide-scale enterprise deployments across remote offices, branch offices, and campuses alike. All the open networking magic that has been taking web-scale data centers by storm is now available for the rest of the enterprise. With its Nymble™ automation framework and PicaPilot™ switch orchestration software application, Pica8 makes it all simple to deploy and manage.
Built on the open-source Ansible network automation framework, private cloud-based Nymble enables enterprises to automate tasks including switch software configuration and licensing, turning up VLANs and MLAG, and performing health checks on all Power-over-Ethernet devices. Drawing from a large library of pre-defined Ansible “playbooks,” it can all be done using simple English language commands – no programming skills required.
PicaPilot further simplifies network operations by enabling dozens of IP addresses to appear as a single address. Upgrade software or security settings for 50 or so PICOS campus switches with a single command. Reduce the number of individual network elements to manage by a factor of 10 to 50 times or more, and slash operational overhead costs.
Even better, PicaPilot leverages Pica8’s unique CrossFlow technology that comes standard with PICOS®. CrossFlow allows enterprises to run both L2/L3 stacks and OpenFlow-based software-defined networks atop every switch port in a network at the same time. CrossFlow™ enables granular control of enterprise applications; deep and dynamic traffic monitoring; and even attack mitigation to take place directly on the switches without interrupting live traffic. No other networking vendor has this capability.
And with PICOS®, of course, you get a full enterprise feature set, including voice VLANs, VoIP phone support, QoS, OSPF, stacking, NAC, VRF and more – all fully interoperable with your existing legacy infrastructure.
Superior Solutions, Outstanding Support
We treat each and every one of our customers like a Fortune 100 company. Why? First, it’s in our DNA. We think customers deserve our attention when they need it, no matter how big or small they may be. But second, we have to. We need to counter the avalanche of mis-information coming from legacy networking vendors over the years about why open standards-based networks are somehow unworthy of consideration. We do that by delivering superior, more cost-effective solutions, while also outdoing legacy vendors where it really matters to the customer – support.