back to article Juniper grabs controller, inserts code, gets ready to play some SONiC Mania on its switch

US networking specialist Juniper is setting up its switches to support SONiC (Software for Open Networking in the Cloud) – an open-source toolkit developed by Microsoft to run the plumbing of its Azure cloud platform. The switch controller software uses the Linux kernel, was built on Debian, and provides a wide range of …

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  2. Anonymous South African Coward Silver badge

    "Microsoft" and "open" and "Azure" and cloud"

    Y'all better start running for the hills.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Not your father's Microsoft

      Microsoft's contribution to open source are numerous. They rank in the top 1 or 2 in most surveys.

      https://www.infoworld.com/article/3253948/who-really-contributes-to-open-source.html

      "Microsoft came out on top in terms of total contributors (about 1,300), compared to second-place Google (about 900 contributors), while Google topped the charts in terms of actual code pushed to repositories (about 1,100 compared to Microsoft’s roughly 825)."

      SONiC was built on Linux, runs Azure network control plane, and is made available for the community to use.

      Disclaimer: I work for Microsoft and contribute code to the open source community. I also volunteer teach Linux hands-on workshops to kids 11-18.

      1. Teiwaz Silver badge

        Re: Not your father's Microsoft

        Not your father's Microsoft

        Eh?!!!

        Speak up, youngster.

        It was only ten-fifteen years ago they were still throwing cancer epithets around, that's no generational gap.

        1. bean520

          Re: Not your father's Microsoft

          His point holds very true though; The Microsoft of today is doing things we'd never imagine the Microsoft of 10 years ago would do.

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