Pica8 is breaking barriers to truly customizable application performance through open networking. With its Linux-based PicOS™ network operating system, Pica8 empowers a wide variety of white box and brite box switches to enable easy integration with existing Layer-2 / Layer-3 networks and unlimited SDN scalability through OpenFlow. Since 2009, Pica8 has pioneered new open networking technologies such as Linux-based networking, CrossFlow networking, vASIC® and Table Type Patterns. Through ongoing innovation, Pica8 is a trusted brand that unlocks the potential of made-to-order networking, offering a mainstream alternative to legacy proprietary systems.
Pica8 is a global company with over 500 customers, and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
Pica8 products are deployed in different networking environments to solve a wide variety of customer challenges. Hybrid cloud VPN, fiber-to-the-premise, and services gateways at the network edge are examples of how customers are using SDN technology to deliver competitive differentiation. A tunable network platform based on open protocols and disaggregation is the key to this flexibility.
Pica8 customers leverage PicOS, our Linux network OS for white box switches, to build networks with different scale and performance densities, construct different network topologies or use software APIs including OpenFlow and OVSDB to integrate with business-critical applications. These are the most common solutions where we see Pica8 products today.
Pica8 builds optimized network operating system software for white box switches. Its software is designed with rich Layer-2, Layer-3, OpenFlow, and SDN features, making it ideal for tailoring to your network environments.
Market leading network operating system software for white box switches.
PicOS is Pica8 market-leading network operating system software for white box switches.
PicOS eliminates vendor lock-in by delivering open, hardware-agnostic networking. Built on Linux, PicOS incorporates a full Layer-2 and Layer-3 feature set with support for OpenFlow, OVSDB, and other key SDN protocols. PicOS enables customers to deliver differentiated network applications and services on white box switches.
PicOS features vASIC®, a hardware abstraction technology that simplifies the process of supporting new hardware platforms, and it’s built on an unmodified Debian Linux kernel, making it easy for users to develop and integrate network applications.
Standards-based white box hardware pre-loaded with our market-leading PicOS software
For customers who want the flexibility and operational freedom of a white box model without the added steps of software integration and multiple vendors, Pica8 makes it easy through our pre-loaded switches.
These switches are standards-based white box hardware pre-loaded with our market-leading PicOS software. It’s one stop for everything you need to get started on your white box journey today.