Converged Network Operating System

Disaggregate and Accelerate Network Innovation

Infinera unleashes software disaggregation for carrier, cloud and enterprise networks with the Infinera Converged Network Operating System (NOS). By separating the NOS from the constraints of routing hardware, Infinera offers network operators the chance to break free from the vendor lock-in of traditional IP/Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) solutions, accelerate innovation cycles and access best-in-class functional blocks that deliver significant improvements in network costs and flexibility. The Converged NOS is designed to operate on industry-standard commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) white boxes as well as application-optimized carrier-class white boxes such as the Infinera Vibe Series.

The Converged NOS boosts performance and is targeted to ensure the easy upgrade of functions as needed through hardware-independent flexibility and disaggregated software components. Designed with open application programming interfaces to simplify integration into existing environments and enable operators to reap the benefits of a programmable infrastructure, the dynamic modularity of the Converged NOS offers quick replacement of protocol stacks with open source components to improve time to market and maneuver through fast technology innovation cycles.

Infinera Converged NOS Architecture

Solutions Benefits

  • Provides a contemporary software architecture leveraging open source, Linux and the proven Infinera IP/MPLS stack
  • Enables operators to focus on virtualizing and automating their infrastructure
  • Offers a modular protocol suite that enables customers to choose the right protocols for the application
  • Incorporates flexible and resilient deployment options, including white box switches, virtual machines, multi-unit stacked switches and leaf/spine architectures