• Enterprise SONiC Distribution by Dell Technologies

    Connectivity from edge to core to cloud, with validated solutions for common workloads like GenAI.

    • Accelerate modern IT workloads with modernized, high-performance fabrics

      Tested and validated across Dell PowerSwitch, Dell’s Enterprise SONiC distribution supports advanced Ethernet features like Dynamic Load Balancing,  Adaptive Routing and RoCE congestion control for peak GenAI and cloud workload performance.

    • Learn how Enterprise SONiC Distribution is changing the open networking market.

    • SONiC Overview

    • Container-based

      Containerized modular/micro services enhance security and resource management​

    • Simplified Management​

      A unified network operating system from the edge to the core to the cloud in a multi-vendor environment​

    • Highly scalable

      Being used in hyper-scale networking by Microsoft, LinkedIn and Alibaba​

    • Partner Ecosystem

      Continuous testing and validation with a growing ecosystem of integrated 3rd party applications​

    • Open and extensible

      Based on open source Debian Linux distribution, with standards-based protocols​

    • Innovation

      Advanced features like an alert framework and streaming telemetry, plus a dedicated roadmap of enhancements​

    • DevOps ready

      Automated, intent-based and API-centric containerized architecture​

    • Global support

      Around-the-clock, single source support offered in 170 countries with 60,000+ professionals​

    • Leverage open source OS with Dell’s trusted enterprise expertise

      Enterprise SONiC Distribution by Dell Technologies integrates Linux-based, open source SONiC seamlessly across Dell software and hardware. As the market leader in open networking, we continuously innovate our SONiC Distribution to keep our userbase at the forefront of modern networking.


      Community SONiC

      Dell Enterprise SONiC

      Predictable roadmap

      Very limited input to community board


      HW+SW support level


      Global 24x7

      Cable and optics validation



      User documentation and white papers


      GitHub + Enterprise-grade

      Technical & field support, Training, Hands On Labs



      Unified management framework (MF CLI)



      Ansible automation



      Silicon telemetry



      Validated and supported ecosystem



      Multi-vendor support



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      Advanced Telemetry Close Checkmark
      EVPN multi-homing Close Checkmark
      Q-in-Q enhancements Close Checkmark
      Cut-Through Switching (TD3-X7,TD4-X11, TH3, & TH4) Close Checkmark
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    • Ordering Information

      Enterprise SONiC Distribution by Dell Technologies is delivered as a Cloud or an Enterprise bundle. Each bundle offers a Standard and Premium tier both priced for three platform speeds: 1/10GbE, 25/100GbE, 400GbE.

      We offer subscription durations of 1, 3 or 5 years.

    • Learn More about Enterprise SONiC Distribution by Dell Technologies

    • Top 5 Reasons to Adopt Dell's Enterprise SONiC Distribution

    • See it in action with our Hands-on-Lab

    • Case Study: Dell Technologies’ commitment and support enables customers to run SONiC confidently​

    • Enabling Ethernet-powered Solutions for GenAI

      This brief by Enterprise Strategy Group describes how organizations need an open and robust GenAI infrastructure.

    • IDC: GenAI is Evolving at Record Speeds as Businesses Start Their GenAI Journey

      Learn how to act now to leverage GenAI, building your  infrastructure on Ethernet.