We are pleased to announce that we have signed a distribution agreement with BISDN.

This step allows us to extend our Network Operating System (NOS) portfolio with the free and open source BISDN Linux. The NOS itself is developed in Berlin by BISDN, a company focussing on whitebox switching and open networking solutions.

The latest BISDN Linux release 4.0 is based on the open embedded Yocto Dunfell Linux distribution and runs a mainline 5.10 kernel. Utilizing the Linux network stack, it can be configured with all the standard and well-known Linux tools. Therefore, it integrates seamlessly in any existing datacentre environment and plays well with all the network automation routines usually utilised just for servers.

STORDIS now offers #Open2Support SLA Program – an advanced HW (hardware) exchange for complete peace of mind to support your business whatever your requirement is.

STORDIS also offers an environmentally friendly approach by installing BISDN’s Linux Distribution software to disaggregated Networking Bare Metal Switches already in place, reducing your capital outlay by re-using existing hardware and also reducing your waste.


BISDN was founded in 2012 in Berlin, Germany, and set out to develop the software needed in the rapidly changing world of software defined networking. Based on long-standing experience in the area of telecommunication as well as datacenter networking, BISDN focusses on high-performance whitebox switching and open network software solutions. With BISDN Linux as the core of most of their products, BISDN aims to build the free and open SDN solutions needed for the future world of networking. For more information, visit

Having followed the development of BISDN for many years, I am proud that we have become the first Value Added Distributor of the first fully open-source Switch Operating System. If you like Linux and you want your network switch to be provisioned, configured and monitored the same way as a Linux Server then you will love this operating system. When paired with the option for an enterprise-grade support service, all the requirements to use this platform in a modern datacentre environment will have been fulfilled.

Waldemar Scheck, STORDIS

We were not the first to have the idea of using the Linux networking for whitebox switches, as this dates back to the early days of SDN. I believe, however, that we are the first to fully open source the controller and the OS underneath. This is the next logical step towards open networking.

Dr. Hagen Woesner, BISDN

We are glad to see BISDN contribute its Linux-based platform to the open-source community. Open Network Operating Systems are gaining in popularity and provide customers with flexibility and choice and will further accelerate the open network movement.

Matthew Roman, Edgecore Networks
VP Marketing and Product Management

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The charity project ‘Mitmachen Ehrensache’ connects socially engaged teenagers and local companies to support regional non-profit youth care organisations.

In the context of the ‘International Day of Honorary Office’ STORDIS contributed to the fundraising campaign ‘Mitmachen Ehrensache’ (which translates to ‘contributing is a matter of honor’) by providing a relevant workplace to a motivated youngster.

The idea behind ‘Mitmachen Ehrensache’ is simple yet quite successful: on the campaign day, December 5th, young people from 7th grade onwards work voluntarily in a company of their choice. Instead of keeping the compensation, they donate the money for a good purpose to a regional youth project or a non-profit organisation. The activity’s focus lies on encouraging social and honorary commitment.

STORDIS was proud being able to host Mika, the 12-year old son of Volker Scheel, our senior systems engineer. The 7th-grader was highly motivated the relevant day and was exceedingly impressed by the high standard and the technical sophistication of our test lab. After he was shown our facilities and was introduced to everyone, he helped out in our technical department. He started assisting our staff with the inventory and did not hesitate when it came to vacuuming or tidying up loose cables. Later Mika assisted our technical trainee to pack network switches which were being configured for a customer, and the day concluded in a short overview of bookkeeping. The whole time Mika was curious and extremely interested in the daily working life of his father and, just like him, intrigued by the technical advancements.

“I am very proud of my son engaging in a voluntary activity such as ‘Mitmachen Ehrensache’ and that he decided to participate with STORDIS as a host. He took this very seriously and was genuinely fascinated by the technology we are working with.” (Volker Scheel, Senior Systems Engineer)

“We are aware of our responsibility to build a better future, not only in the field of networking technology, but also socially, economically and regionally. It was a privilege to be a part of ‘Mitmachen Ehrensache’ and to support and also to inspire motivated young people regarding our accomplishments.“ (Waldemar Scheck, VP Sales & Technology)

STORDIS is proud to be involved in charitable projects such as ’Mitmachen Ehrensache’ and sincerely engages in the training and the education of future networking engineers and computer scientist. STORDIS is always looking for motivated new team members to drive the advancement of open networking technology forward. You are welcome to visit to find new career opportunities!