#Back2Open is STORDIS’ mission to help everyone affected by this Cumulus Linux situation, to easily switch back to a supported Open Networking NOS and bring them back on their Open Networking path, that they had initially chosen. Pica8 have recognised the importance of this mission and are the first partner to sign up for the #Back2Open Program.
#Back2Open future-proofs the users’ networks by migrating the users’ current, soon-to-be outdated, Cumulus Linux platform to a new, actively supported and maintained Open Networking operating system (NOS), like Pica8’s PicOS.
To kick-off this extended partnership both parties will hold a joint live webinar on August 17th 2021, titled “#Back2Open Migrates Cumulus Linux Users to Pica8”, where they will inform about:
- Introduction to STORDIS’ #Back2Open Program for stranded Cumulus Linux users
- Introduction to Pica8’s open networking software: AmpCon Controller and PicOS Software Switches
- Advantages of switching from Cumulus Linux to Pica8
Additional information on the webinar and the possibility to register for the event can be found here.
“Our customers want the flexibility to select the best software and hardware independently from one another. #Back2Open is our Mission to help everyone impacted by the Cumulus Linux situation, to easily switch back to a supported Open Networking NOS and bring them back onto the Open Networking path that they had initially chosen. Pica8 with all the latest new features and strong industry position is the right choice.”
– Łukasz Łukowski, STORDIS Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
“As an independent software vendor, Pica8 is committed to allowing customers their choice of hardware. Our partnership with STORDIS welcomes Cumulus Linux customers onto our AmpCon Controller and PicOS Software Switches to future proof their white box strategies.”
– James Liao, Pica8 Founder and CEO
With offices in Germany and the United Kingdom, STORDIS support Customers in the EMEA region providing Professional Consultancy, Solution Design, Integration and Support Services dedicated to effectively deploying and extending the customer’s networking requirements.
STORDIS a key Partner of the Open Networking Community and fully committed to promoting the evolution of Disaggregated Networking with their active engagement in projects such as SONiC, DENT, ONOS (Open Network Operating System), STRATUM and Trellis.
STORDIS maintains two of the most Advanced Technical Laboratories for Open Networking Infrastructure in Europe containing 1G, 10G, 25G, 40G, 100Gand 400G solutions running various switch Operating Systems (NOS), NetOps/DevOps Automation platforms as well as Monitoring and Management Frameworks.
Pica8 is the industry’s open networking software alternative to Cisco for the enterprise. Pica8’s AmpCon™ Controller for centralized management and automation and PicOS® Software Switches for networking and security have successfully replaced Cisco DNA Center and Catalyst Switches for campus and access networks within Fortune 500 enterprises. Pica8 software is deployed at over 1,000 customers in over 40 countries.
Kelly LeBlanc, CMO, Pica8