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A Unified Network Operating System Driving Innovation Across the Networking Stack

The Disaggregated Network Operating System (DANOS) project enables community collaboration across network hardware, forwarding, and operating system layers. DANOS is initially based on AT&T’s “dNOS” software framework of a more open, cost-effective and flexible alternative to traditional networking equipment. As part of The Linux Foundation, it now incorporates contributions from complementary open source communities in building a standardized distributed Network Operating System (NOS) to speed the adoption and use of white boxes in a service provider’s infrastructure.


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“DANOS will provide an open NOS framework that leverages existing open source resources and complementary platforms such as switches and white box routers. We invite others in the broader ecosystem to join the effort to accelerate innovation and creation of an industry-standard disaggregated NOS.”

Arpit JoshipuraGM, Networking, The Linux Foundation

Code and collateral transitions are underway as the community begins to coalesce around the DANOS framework. Let us know if your organization would like to learn more about how to support DANOS.