Nokia Announces Network Operating System (NOS), Deployed in Apple Cloud Data Center


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AI, big data, AR, VR… Under the trend of the application of new technologies in the era of Industry 4.0, data is growing at an extraordinary rate. Recently, we have been talking about the information crisis and said that Huawei thinks information is the fourth resource after the sea, air, and land. But not only Huawei is thinking about how to make this world better. There are many companies thinking of how to use existing information and data more efficiently. Nokia, as a company at the roots of the information systems and innovations, has issued an interesting statement that shows that it still has some lead in the pencil. Nokia announced the launch of a new generation of data center network operating system (NOS). Plus, it released a new intent-based network automation and operations toolkit that will redefine the data center network architecture.

What Nokia Offers

The new Nokia Service Router Linux (SR Linux) operating system and Fabric Service Platform (FSP) network architecture business platform were jointly developed by Nokia and leading global Internet companies including Apple. Currently, Apple is deploying Nokia’s next-generation data center solution in its cloud data center.

Nokia SR Linux is a real architectural advancement. It is the first network operating system (NOS) based entirely on the latest microservices. SR Linux NDK (NetOps development kit) provides a set of complete and rich programming functions. Modern tools such as gRPC (Remote Procedure Call) and protobuf can easily integrate applications. They don’t need language restrictions and to recompile or rely on other tools. SR Linux also inherits the rigorously tested Internet protocol stack from the Nokia Business Router Operating System (SROS). SROS is a trademark of Nokia’s carrier-grade service router. SR Linux is actually the industry’s first flexible and open network application development environment.

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Nokia FSP provides a set of tools that cloud service providers need to implement network operations based on network intent and strategy. FSP goes far beyond the node-centric management system. It is designed to build, deploy, and supervise the entire data center network based on a powerful network-level architecture. Moreover, FSP provides the technologies required by large cloud service providers, such as real-time state correction virtual digital twin models for verification and troubleshooting. Nokia data center network solutions provide openness, flexibility, robustness, and automation. They make data centers and cloud environments easier to expand, adjust, and operate.

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