STORDIS is excited to announce the release of Monsoon – A data visualization and monitoring solution for SONiC. 

Monsoon is an easy-to-use and affordable network monitoring exporter, that monitors network devices such as routers and switches that are running the SONiC Network Operating System.

Via continuous monitoring of the network, Monsoon gives you in-depth visibility and control.

This will allow you to: 

  • easily find root causes of a fault and allow you to take action before your operations are affected. 
  • test the network to see how it performs to understand the network’s bandwidth and better allocate resources. 
  • identify sudden spikes in traffic levels to reduce downtime. 
  • monitor IP assets and ensure smooth performance. 

Monsoon fully supports Prometheus and Grafana, allowing you to create custom dashboards so you can monitor the various parameters that are crucial to your network. We even have a default dashboard available to use straight away! 

Monsoon is available from our GitHub site here: https://github.com/STORDIS/monsoon/, with full instructions on how to download and install the software. 

Try now #MONSOON – the best open-source network monitoring exporter for SONiC!

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Stuttgart, Germany – September 12th, 2022  – STORDIS – The Open Networking Expert – brings Enterprise to the SONiC NOS, providing a ruggedised and enhanced version of the open source software, along with Open2Support, their Professional Support Service. These new services compliment the already extensive range of offerings that STORDIS provides, including training, testing, consultancy and laboratory environments.

Enterprise SONiC distribution is a commercially supported offering based on open source SONiC with feature enrichment and hardening – targeted for campus, enterprise and cloud-level large-scale data center network environments. 

It supports ODM and OEM platforms based on the StrataXGS® family of silicon from Broadcom including 400G Trident4 and coming soon Tomahawk 4 and 5.

SONiC (Software for Open Networking in the Cloud) is an open source software with a strong community revolutionizing and opening network to large scale data center, cloud and campus operators. The unique design enables system integrators and operators to flexibly enhance their network by adding their own software tools to improve and simplify their overall network fabric and performance. With a rich and growing ecosystem of hardware and software vendors, SONiC offers full independence to anyone who is open to becoming more open. Paired with commercial support services form STORDIS, it´s the best fit for any productive 24×7 environments.

Being in the Open Networking field since day one, I´m more than pleased to see the development going more and more towards a proven model with Enterprise services, which we well know from Linux. SONiC is closing the gap between open source and a hardened and commercially proven Network Switch Operating System solution and it enables us to build trusted, long-term relationships with our customers and keep on delivering new innovation by adding software additions. One  example of this is Deutsche Telekom Technik GmbH, who chose Enterprise SONiC for their first iteration of a network fabric for bare-metal Kubernetes based on switches from Edgecore Networks with StrataXGS switching ASIC to shorten time-to-production, get needed robustness, enterprise features and support in a very efficient way” – 

Waldemar Scheck, CEO, STORDIS

“We are pleased to work with STORDIS to extend the SONiC initiative, by enabling it on Broadcom’s StrataXGS switching silicon. SONiC distribution, STORDIS’s 24 x 7 service, and white box switches built on Broadcom’s routing and switching silicon are a powerful combination for data center and campus applications.”

Hasan Siraj,  Head of Software Products/Ecosystem, Broadcom

“As a technical university, we are committed to solutions that we can adjust ourselves. For the rebuilding of our data center and campus infrastructure we enthusiastically embraced the option of moving to open networking with Edgecore and SONiC, especially as SONiC is a NOS which is based on the same operating system that we use with our current servers. STORDIS has been a reliable (and knowledgeable) partner during the rebuilding of our network. Much more than just a hardware retailer, we appreciate the support they have given and their strength to stand behind the products they offer.” 

Dr. Michael Hummel, Head of IT Management University of Applied Sciences, Technical Centre Vienna

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Stuttgart’s days of fun!

We are not a typical team...

We are spread all over the world, so a chance to meet face to face we decided to squeeze to the maximum, like a lemon!

After the colleagues’ journey from Poland and the UK to the Stuttgart office, we had a moment of rest and met with Waldemar Scheck, our Chief Executive Officer.

Here, we focused on innovation and one-on-one meetings to build long-term relationships with the employees who work in Poland and the UK. And later... it only got better!

After kicking it off with an informative company presentation on STORDIS’ past and future and what great goals we achieved this year already, a joint cooking session was on the schedule.

We split up into smaller teams and worked on creating a 3-course meal for us to enjoy later that evening:

We disappeared behind the kitchen pots and cooked together for more than an hour, frying up more than just one common German/Swabian dish!

The next day we toured around Stuttgart together on an interesting “Schnitzeljagd” (scavenger hunt), organized for the team by our own apprentices.

During this scanenger hunt we saw quite a few of Stuttgart's highlights:

  • The world's very first television tower: 60 years old…, 217 meters high…
  • Impressive Johanneskirche protestant church at Feuersee ("Fire Lake")
  • Stuttgarter Rathaus: Stuttgart’s City Hall
  • The historic market hall - best foodie spot
  • Stuttgart’s Schlossplatz, the city’s “Palace Square”: a meeting point for young and old

These were days full of shared conversations, plans for the future of our company, full of laughter and delicious food.

Thank you team!

New Product Launch!!!

STORDIS officially announces the launch of #Switch2Open new series of products. Switch2Open is STORDIS’ brand of approved and tested transmission and interconnect products, complementing the existing Open Networking Switch and SmartNIC Hardware, to provide fully qualified solutions.

➡️ Transceivers

➡️ Direct Attach Copper Cables (DAC)

➡️ Fiber-Optic Cables

STORDIS' engineers are extensively testing the Switch2Open interconnect products against multiple Open Networking Hardware platforms, in combination with various derivates of Open Networking Software, to ensure functionality, performance and the best interoperability.

Currently offering:
  • SFP/SFP+/SFP28 Transceivers
  • QSFP+/QSFP28/QSFP-DD Transceivers
  • 10/25G Direct Attach Copper Cables (DACs)
  • 40/100G Direct Attach Copper Cables (DACs)
  • 40/100G to 4× 10/25G Breakout Direct Attach Copper Cables (DACs)
  • OM4 Multimode Fiber-Optic Cables
  • OS2 Singlemode Fiber-Optic Cables

We're committed to quality and believe that we can offer peace of mind to you by providing safe and certified open networking equipment and delivering premium-quality services.

Follow the link for more details about the product portfolio and get your quote today.

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On July 7th, 2022 we held a very informative webinar together with our partners from NetExperience!

During this webinar, we were discussing how to lower the cost and increase the security of supply for Wi-Fi deployments using TIP OpenWiFi.

NetExperience, in partnership with Telecom Infra Project offers the first end-to-end WLAN software and service compatible with Open Wi-Fi.

Service Providers, MSPs and Enterprise IT teams increase the quality of experience and reduce cost with Telecom Infra Project’s Open Wi-Fi by combining disaggregated multi-vendor hardware, enterprise Cloud WLAN controller, management, automation analytics and backed by a strong ecosystem.

The live webinar was quite a success – it provided an opportunity for people to ask questions and get answers in real-time.

We once again would like to thank everyone that registered and attended for the great time and experience.

However, if you were not able to attend the live webinar or have missed registering for it – do not worry: We have recorded the full webinar and uploaded it to our YouTube channel. You can check out the recorded webinar on YouTube or watch it directly below:

If you have any questions or want to learn more about NetExperience, go ahead and check this Page page or get in touch with us. Additional information as well as all the presentation documents can be found on the Live Webinar information page – feel free to check it out and share the documents with anyone that might be interested in it.

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STORDIS is proud to announce its newest webinar, live on July 7th. During this webinar, we will be discussing how to lower the cost and increase security of supply for Wi-Fi deployments using TIP OpenWiFi.

NetExperience, in partnership with Telecom Infra Project offers the first end-to-end WLAN software and service compatible with Open Wi-Fi.

The event is scheduled to take place on July 7, at 3:00 PM CEST.

Go to our webinar information page below to get more information on the event and to register for the free event.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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On May 19th, 2022 we held a very informative webinar together with our partners from CREDO! 

During this webinar, we were discussing the CREDO’s HiWire SWITCH AEC – Enabling Simpler, Faster, and More Reliable Dual TOR Connectivity. Additionally, Upstream NOS Support and SONiC Integration!

The live webinar was quite a success – it provided an opportunity for people to ask questions and get answers in real-time.

We once again would like to thank everyone that registered and attended for the great time and experience.

However, if you were not able to attend the live webinar or have missed registering for it – do not worry: We have recorded the full webinar and uploaded it to our YouTube channel. You can check out the recorded webinar on YouTube or watch it directly below:

If you have any questions or want to learn more about CREDO products, go ahead and check our Product Page page or get in touch with us.

Additional information as well as all the presentation documents can be found on the Live Webinar information page – feel free to check it out and share the documents with anyone that might be interested in it.

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Introduction

The P4 programming language is gaining popularity in the networking industry. It is considered the next step in the evolution of SDN networking.

Programming Protocol-independent Packet Processors (P4) is an open-source, high-level programming language for network devices. It defines how data plane devices (switches, routers, network cards, etc.) process packets.

Before the P4 version, vendors had total control over the functionality supported on the network. Silicon vendors controlled the rollout of new features, and it took a long time (sometimes even years) to bring them to market… This is because a chip redesign is usually required.

What happened after the implementation of P4? You'll learn about that later in this article.

Why Are More And More People Turning To P4?

P4 proved to be a complete game-changer and turned the traditional model around 180 degrees. Changes made by application developers and network engineers, instead of taking years, can be made in just minutes!

P4 allows you to have a real impact on what the network does and how it does it. Properly used, P4 will increase the efficiency of network resources to better handle service workloads.

Getting Started with P4 Capable Network Switch

If you're thinking about switching to P4 but have no idea how to connect and configure it, you're in the perfect place!

We have designed 3 programs to help you take your first steps with a P4 capable network switch, which are appropriately suited to your skill level and current needs. Each has a separate goal and targets different audiences. All this to save a lot of your time and nerves.

SwitchON P4 Service

If you are a Systems or Application Engineer who has received your switch, and you need help or want to make sure someone is watching over your shoulder as you get your new system is up and running with the first "Hello World" scenario, then this is the solution for you.

The SwitchON P4 service will help you get started with a P4 capable network switch. The aim of this training session is to guide you through the initial set-up and operation of your switch.

We will guide you from unpacking the switch to running your first test application, while demonstrating the major features of their first exposure to a P4 development platform.

The entire course takes about 3 hours, which, in our experience, is a comfortable pace at which to achieve the course goals.

The session content is designed to cover all the steps from unboxing to running a first viable test application. Of course, depending on how experienced the Engineer is, we can skip the early stages and move straight to the connection and set-up phase.

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SwitchON+ P4 Service

Similar to the case above - if you are a Systems or Application Engineer who has received your switch, and you want to be guided or assisted whilst you get your new system up and running with your first real-world P4 application, then this SwitchON+ P4 Service is for you.

Hands-on is always the best learning scenario, but this is not always possible. When a system is not available to the Engineer, then we can use one of our test systems to run through the same processes.

SwitchON+ adds more in-depth coverage of some important development and production topics. Such as:

  • building the SDE with different P4 selection profiles,
  • interfacing with your application (gRPC),
  • Network Operating System options
  • P4 application exposure.
You do not need to have any experience with this environment. We will guide you through the entire process, all the way to running the real-world P4 application! In this case, the course takes about 6 hours.

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Switch WorkShop P4 Service

Switch WorkShop P4 Service is ideally suited to the Systems or Applications Engineer (individual or teams not greater than six participants) who are about to embark on the development of a P4-based system or application.

While participants should ideally have some P4 exposure, it is not strictly necessary as the focus of the workshop will be on design.

The goal of the workshop session is to fast-track your design strategy and explore the critical aspects of your development together.

Remember: P4 is just a language for implementing a design. One of our several value-adds is to bridge the real-world gap between what is theoretically possible in P4 and what is actually possible on Tofino-based platforms.

In this case, we will agree with the participants on the structure of the workshop. In the absence of specific requests, the 3-day workshop will be divided into several focused sessions. According to the table below:

Session Plan

1-day

  • Introduction and planning for the workshop.
  • Deep dive into system/application concept and high-level requirements.
  • Presentation and analysis of first-glance strategies and mechanisms of the P4 platform that may address high-level requirements.
  • Arbitrated discussion focusing on the suitability of the platform for design and on any circumvention or alternate strategies where relevant.
  • Planning for the next two days includes design aspects that require special focus and the deliverables that should come out of the workshop.

2-day

  • Develop design of primary strategies and mechanisms carefully allotting time segments to a high-priority set and avoid getting sucked into implementation.

3-day

  • Develop design of primary strategies and mechanisms carefully allotting time segments to a high-priority set and avoid getting sucked into implementation.
  • Drill down on unfinished top priority requirements.
  • Consolidate the work done and the design decisions – plan next steps.

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On April 28th, 2022 we held a very informative webinar together with our partners from Pluribus Networks

The award-winning Adaptive Cloud Fabric, which has been deployed for years in mission-critical networks around the world, is a comprehensive and simple solution built on the Netvisor ONE operating system running in data center switches. Pluribus Networks have extended that proven fabric technology to servers, via data processing units (DPUs), and expanded its capabilities to deliver the Unified Cloud Fabric. The Unified Cloud Fabric is the industry’s only open, SDN-automated solution that unifies networking across data center switches and servers with distributed security, built-in automation, end-to-end visibility, and hardware-accelerated performance.

The live webinar was quite a success – it provided an opportunity for people to ask questions and get answers in real-time.

We once again would like to thank everyone that registered and attended for the great time and experience.

However, if you were not able to attend the live webinar or have missed registering for it – do not worry: We have recorded the full webinar and uploaded it to our YouTube channel. You can check out the recorded webinar on YouTube or watch it directly below:

If you have any questions or want to learn more about Pluribus Networks products, go ahead and check our Software for Switches page or get in touch with us.

Additional information as well as all the presentation documents can be found on the Live Webinar information page – feel free to check it out and share the documents with anyone that might be interested in it.

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STORDIS is proud to announce its newest webinar, live on May 19th. In this webinar, we’ll be discussing the CREDO’s HiWire SWITCH AEC – Enabling Simpler, Faster, and More Reliable Dual TOR Connectivity. Additionally, Upstream NOS Support and SONiC Integration!

Credo, is a leading provider of high-performance serial connectivity solutions for the hyperscale datacenter, 5G carrier, enterprise networking, artificial intelligence, and high-performance computing markets. Credo’s solutions deliver the bandwidth, scalability, and end-to-end signal integrity for next-generation platforms requiring 25G, 50G, and 100G signal lane-rate connectivity for 100G, 200G, 400G, and 800G port enabled networks.

The event is scheduled to take place on May 19, at 3:00 PM CEST.

Go to our webinar information page below to get more information on the event and to register for the free event.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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