In a software defined network, the Network Operating System is a distributed system that creates a consistent and updated view of the network. NetOS® enables applications to run on top, creating a new network platform.
The network operating system contains one or more SDN controllers which can be virtual or physical. Each SDN controller can manage one or more network devices. NetOS® is a heterogeneous network, making it a multi-vendor and multi-layer space that consists of a wide range of interconnected network devices. These can be clustered to form sub-networks such as the Internet of Things [Link], data centres and wide-area networks. Our SDN solution consists of all the necessary software to form the core Network Operating System (NetOS®) for a diverse network.
The benefits of our NetOS® are multiple: It creates a scalable architecture, which enables you to control an extensive network of interconnected sub-systems.
Each sub-system can host a potentially huge number of connected devices such as those found in a smart city.
Zeetta's NetOS® is being used in Smart City network as part of the Horizon2020 project REPLICATE, funded by the European Commission.
NetOS® offers a common interface for programming, managing, and controlling network layers as well as for deploying services on top. It provides a clean way of overcoming diverse infrastructure with an open and versatile operating system.
NetOS® consists of following key components:
Device abstraction layer
This layer allows 'plug and play' functionality of various different types of programmable nodes such as sensors, network, compute etc. and also provides interoperability between various technology domains.
This layer glues fragmented infrastructure models (e.g. networks, smart homes, parking systems, HPCs etc.) through the use of SDN, which in-turn can control network resources, in order to deploy services and guarantee performance.
This layer shows the NetOS® kernel and devices functionality both to application developers and to consumers of the infrastructure to provide services.
Data collection and analytics
This layer is an integral part of the kernel supporting predictive analytics by mapping real time infrastructure with historical and geographical data.
This layer is another part of the kernel providing delegation between distributed services which are the norm in large scale deployments.
To take control of complex networks, and future-proof your network infrastructure is easy. Find out how NetOS® can optimise your network, and turn your network into an operating system get in touch with us today.