Nokia Releases Service Router Linux Network Operating System

Nokia recently launched the new Service Router Linux (SR Linux), an open, massively scalable network operating system (NOS) for data center networks.

The product data sheet states that SR Linux was “designed to solve challenges in modern data center networks, where the primary challenges are lack of scalability, inflexibility and the need for operational simplification.”

According to the website, SR Linux, which uses an unmodified Linux kernel, provides complete programmability, comprehensive application management, extensive telemetry, and advanced IP routing features. SR Linux is also a key component of the Nokia Data Center Fabric solution, which includes the Kubernetes-based Fabric Services Platform (FSP).

The company additionally released the new NetOps Development Kit (NDK), which allows integration with third-party apps through tools such gRPC and protobufs.