HP's 'OpenSwitch' is a Full-Featured Community-Based System

By: Laura McQuarrie - Oct 29, 2015
References: openswitch.net & news.softpedia
HP is now inviting developers around the world to "Become a part of the data center and networking revolution" by joining the OpenSwitch community.

OpenSwitch is a new Linux kernel-based operating system from HP that is a open-source full-featured network operating system, also known as NOS. OpenSwitch is designed to foster collaboration within the developer community, while also pushing innovation for the software platform to support business requirements. As Mark Carroll, the Chief Technology Officer for HP Networking puts it: "The newly formed developer community and Linux-based OpenSwitch NOS early release code will help developers address the rapidly evolving business and web-scale networking needs in the industry."

In terms of putting this open-source operating system to use, other than HP, the OpenSwitch platform is also supported by Intel, Arista, Broadcom and more.