One-of-a-Kind Open NOS
Our one-of-a-kind open NOS with tightly coupled control planes gives network operators surgical, non-disruptive control of their enterprise applications; deep and dynamic traffic monitoring; and even attack mitigation – all in real time. There’s no better way to implement Zero-Trust Networking and Software-Defined Perimeters than PICOS.
(Bonus: it also runs on superior quality White Box switch hardware for increased performance and reliability at a fraction of your current costs.)
PICOS® Enterprise Edition
Our flagship open network operating system installs on 1G- to 100G-interface white box switches from a broad array of Tier 1 manufacturers. This fully featured license offers the most comprehensive support for Enterprise features on the market and includes the Debian Linux distribution – with an unmodified kernel for maximum DevOps programmability – L2/L3 switching and routing; and full support for Pica8’s revolutionary CrossFlow™ capability. Only PICOS Enterprise can control every switch port in a network using both L2/L3 protocols and OpenFlow at the same time.
CrossFlow, which is only available from Pica8, tightly couples the L2/L3 and classic “SDN” control planes to give network operators real-time, non-disruptive control of their enterprise applications; deep and dynamic traffic monitoring; and even attack mitigation without interrupting flow processing or requiring switch restarts. Business can truly become non-stop for the first time using CrossFlow.
PICOS® SDN Edition
Like PICOS Enterprise, the PICOS SDN includes the same Debian Linux distribution, again with an unmodified kernel for maximum DevOps programmability. It also offers support for all major OpenFlow controllers, including OpenStack Neutron ML2, ONOS, Open Daylight (ODL), HPE’s VAN, NEC’s ProgrammableFlow Controller, and Ryu.
At Pica8, we don’t take our “infinitely programmable” claim for PICOS lightly. MPLS, GRE, NVGRE and VXLAN tunnels can all be easily controlled using PICOS SDN. The product also takes advantage of OpenFlow 1.5’s User-Defined Fields, allowing PICOS SDN to look deep into the packets for next-generation real-time analytics, security and remediation.
Both PICOS SDN and PICOS Enterprise editions couple Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP) with ONIE (Open Network Install Environment) making them the easiest open, disaggregated NOS offerings on the market
PicaPilot™ Switch Orchestration Software
PicaPilot™ is the world’s first automated switch orchestration, configuration and management application that allows disaggregated white box switches to be easily deployed throughout an entire enterprise network, displacing existing legacy switch stacks and chassis switches in remote office, branch office and campus infrastructure alike. It does this by creating a vastly simplified version of the white-box leaf-spine architecture that has proven itself in today’s web-scale data centers.
By powering the Pica8’s Linux-based PICOS® network operating system in enterprise deployments, PicaPilot™ provides virtually unlimited network expansion capability and flexibility. It slashes current network complexity by allowing enterprises to deploy and control dozens, even hundreds, of multivendor white box switches as if they were a single logical switch, thus managing an entire campus as a modern single-layer network via a single, redundant IP address.