Network library doubles the number of open APIs

5th October 2015
Source: Broadcom
Posted By : Jordan Mulcare

Broadcom Corporation has announced the second release of the Broadcom Open Network Switch Library (OpenNSL), the industry's most complete collection of open network Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). With double the number of production-ready Open APIs now available, OpenNSL 2.0 enables the development of innovative open source networking projects on Broadcom's best-in-class silicon platforms. 

The latest version of OpenNSL helps customers to accelerate time-to-market and share innovation across a wide range of switch platforms. Since its initial launch in March 2015, OpenNSL has quickly gained broad industry support and enabled the rapid deployment of open network operating systems including HP OpenSwitch. Broadcom is also working with OEMs, ODMs, large data center customers and cloud providers to support a wider set of use cases.

"Broadcom's OpenNSL APIs enable a broad developer ecosystem to address the emerging requirements for next-gen networking equipment," said Nick Kucharewski, Vice President, Network Switch Marketing, Broadcom. "Our latest OpenNSL release expands the Broadcom switch innovations available to the developer community, and will enable the most comprehensive feature-set among open-networking platforms."

"OpenSwitch is a significant project for cloud networking and the open source ecosystem," said Tom Black, Vice President of Research and Development, HP Networking. "In support of the OpenSwitch efforts, Broadcom's OpenNSL can help customers with demanding cloud applications expedite time-to-market by providing a complete set of qualified software drivers and proven switch silicon."


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