Open Network Linux and ONIE compatibility

Taipei, Taiwan 31rd of July 2017

Netberg ONIE code has been accepted by the community and available at the official GitHub page for download.

Incubated and adopted by the Open Compute Project in 2013, the ONIE project enables a bare metal network switch ecosystem where end users can choose among different network operating systems. ONIE enables switch hardware suppliers to manage their operations based on a small number of hardware SKUs. This, in turn, creates economies of scale in manufacturing and distribution enabling a thriving ecosystem of both network hardware and operating system alternatives.

“Open source innovation model has always been the backbone of our work. All our gear was ONIE-enabled from the beginning, and now we took a big step by committing the code to the community,” – stated Andrew Sapronov, CTO of Netberg.

Two Netberg platforms, Aurora 720 and Aurora 620, were added to the official Open Networking Linux compatibility list.

Open Network Linux is a Linux distribution for “bare metal” switches, that is, network forwarding devices built from commodity components. Open Network Linux is a part of the Open Compute Project and is a component in a growing collection of open source and commercial projects.

“We’ve put a lot of efforts to achieve ONL compatibility, and very excited about opportunities it opens to us,” said Alex Ustyuzhanin, CEO of Netberg. “Along with the ONL support, we are providing OpenNSL and OF-DPA 3.0 drivers for network software developers, research institution, and enthusiasts. We look forward to getting feedback from the community”!

About Netberg:

Netberg is a provider of advanced hardware solutions for data centers and enterprises worldwide. With vast expertise in hardware and software, we aim to provide the best solutions for servers, storage, Ethernet switches and integrated rack systems. More information about Netberg can be found at



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