Contributors

Agema

“We are very happy to be a community member of Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) with our commitment. We believe ONIE is able to benefit end users, who have been locked in traditional proprietary switch operation systems, to achieve flexibility, scalability, efficiency and cost effectiveness, as well as their own choice of open network operation systems running on Agema’s robust bare metal switches in data centers.”

Honda Wu, CEO, Agema Systems, Inc

Big Switch Networks

“We have collaborated with Cumulus Networks on ONIE since day 1, and are excited that it was accepted by the Open Compute Project (OCP) foundation. ONIE comes already loaded on bare metal switches from a number of vendors, which are available through a network of distributors in the US. It is a key component of the disaggregated network architecture, allows choice of hardware and network operating systems, and enables Big Switch's Zero Touch Networking capability”

Mansour Karam, VP Business Development & Strategic Alliances, Big Switch Networks

Broadcom

“ONIE allows multiple operating systems to be loaded by the end user on a switch, allowing for the proliferation of an open ecosystem and promoting further innovation. ONIE complements the Broadcom-developed Open Network Switch Specification published by the OCP community and showcases the support of both companies for an open networking ecosystem.”

Sujal Das, Broadcom Director of Product Marketing, Network Switch

Cumulus Networks

“We are excited to be collaborating with the Open Compute Project Foundation to make the open networking ecosystem a reality. This is an open and inclusive process and involves all key stakeholders as we continue to transform and modernize the data center. ONIE reiterates our commitment to advancing networking technology to extend an open environment that facilitates process automation, scalability and ease of provisioning while leveraging existing open standards making it easier for end users to use and configure out of the box.”

JR Rivers, Co-Founder and CEO of Cumulus Networks

Interface Masters

“As a strong supporter of Open Networking, Interface Masters is very happy to enable our customers to choose the best Network Operating System for their particular needs. ONIE provides the industry-standard interface for turning choice into reality, it’s an easy to use tool that lets users install a wide variety of software onto our whitebox switches. We’re excited to participate in the evolution of Open Networking and to continue to collaborate with the ONIE project.”

Bill Kish, Chief Technology Officer, Interface Masters Technologies

Edge-Core

“Edge-Core Networks delivers data center switches supporting a choice of switch OS and SDN software alternatives for enterprise, big data, and service provider customers to build public and private cloud network infrastructures. Our hardware switches ship with the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) to allow customers to automate their network infrastructure with Cumulus Linux switch OS software today and to support additional choices of switch OS software in the future.”

Min Chao, President of Edge-Core Networks

Mellanox

“ONIE and OCP are important projects that help drive the global initiative of Open Ethernet - all of which are greatly supported by Mellanox. Open Ethernet enables separation between Ethernet switch hardware and software to provide improved benefits and flexibility for data center users and IT managers, enabling them to choose the right switch and software platforms that best meet their business goals. Mellanox’s Open Ethernet-based switch platforms with support for ONIE provide the highest throughput and extremely low latency. We will continue our efforts and collaboration with Cumulus Networks to enhance ONIE capabilities.”

Gilad Shainer, Vice President of Marketing at Mellanox Technologies

Pica 8

“Our goal is to enable choice in selecting network hardware and software, and PicOS supports bare metal switches from major original device manufacturers. By supporting ONIE, we make it easier than ever for our customers to integrate PicOS onto the bare metal switches of their choice.”

Steve Garrison, Vice President of Marketing at Pica8

Penguin Computing

“In the world of network switches open architectures are evolving that give customers more choice and flexibility at lower cost. An open, standardized installation framework will accelerate adoption of these architectures. ONIE has become this standard and we are excited to be one of the founding members of this initiative.”

Charles Wuischpard, CEO Penguin Computing

Quanta

“Customers want choices when it comes to configuring the networking layer of their cloud datacenters. By participating in ONIE, we're giving our customers unprecedented network layer agility. They can choose the right software to support the switching fabrics that their applications demand, with products designed, manufactured and supported by the leader in cloud datacenter hardware.”

Mike Yang, General Manager of Quanta QCT

UTSA

“We are excited to be collaborating with the ONIE community in bringing validation and compliance testing which is leading to an official ONIE Certification. As the market is moving towards greater disaggregation of network hardware and software, it is necessary for network vendors to rely on ONIE for standardization and compatibility for future proof systems.”

Carlos Cardenas, Associate Director, UTSA Cloud and Big Data Laboratory