SnapRoute Launches Industry’s First Cloud Native Network Operating System (CN-NOS)

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SnapRoute Launches Industry’s First Cloud Native Network Operating System (CN-NOS) to Accelerate Application Time to Service, Assure Compliance and Simplify Run-Time Operations

Innovation creates agile, secure and efficient network, enabling companies to embrace best practices that support constant change

Santa Clara, Calif. – February 12, 2019 – SnapRoute today announced the availability of its innovative Cloud Native Network Operating System (CN-NOS). Built on a containerized, microservices architecture, SnapRoute’s CN-NOS creates enhanced network agility, integrates networking natively into DevOps environments, and enables operational effectiveness to drive rapid, secure, and efficient application deployment and business performance. 

To remain competitive in today’s highly disruptive business climate, companies must continuously improve application delivery in order to provide more value to customers and remain relevant. Yet, according to Gartner, Inc.’s May 2018 “2018 Strategic Roadmap for Networking” research, “Traditional network offerings are not well-suited to fulfill enterprise expectations for rapid delivery of new services, more flexible business models, real-time response and massive scalability.” Until now!

“SnapRoute’s CN-NOS is the only network operating system (NOS) that gives companies the agility to rapidly deliver new services and applications in a reliable and secure manner as business dynamics evolve and change. This is achieved through groundbreaking architectural innovation that brings cloud native principles and methods to networking for the first time,” said Dom Wilde, SnapRoute CEO.

All of today’s network operating systems are built in a monolithic architectural style with a rigid codebase that prevents businesses from adapting to rapidly changing demands. The complexity of these legacy network operating systems creates brittle network environments that are prone to outages, and restrict collaboration between the teams that develop applications (DevOps) and the teams that operate networks (NetOps). This results in significant increases in application time to service and inhibits the ability of the organization to respond to changing business dynamics. 

SnapRoute’s cloud-native innovations resolve the inherent inflexibility of legacy monolithic network operating systems, enabling operational teams to align with and respond more quickly to business demands. SnapRoute’s CN-NOS leverages a containerized, microservices architecture and embedded Kubernetes to transform the network from static and brittle to dynamic and agile, delivering the operational capabilities to:

  • Add & upgrade features and fixes in real-time without downtime requirements, eliminating the need for scheduled maintenance windows
  • Remove, not just disable, unused services to reduce security exposure and the threat surface of the network operating system
  • Assure compliance at any time with the ability to surgically replace only vulnerable services in real-time 
  • Leverage native DevOps toolchains to automate and control network attributes that support the rapid roll out of applications
  • Radically simplify the operational tasks needed for NetOps teams to support application roll outs

As a result, SnapRoute’s CN-NOS enables businesses to:

  • Accelerate application deployment by 10x
  • Eliminate network maintenance windows and patch vulnerabilities
  • Reduce security exposures and improve time to fix by 99 percent
  • Ensure network compliance at all times
  • Reduce administrator to platform ratio by 5x

For more information about SnapRoute’s CN-NOS, please visit www.snaproute.com/product.

Customer Quotes

“We believe that network disaggregation and the empowerment of developers are essential for our ‘new enterprise’ customers,” said Ihab Tarazi, Chief Technology Officer at Packet. “With a completely cloud native architecture, SnapRoute’s CN-NOS provides the truly open, DevOps-driven product development approach to infrastructure that we require as we scale to hundreds of locations.”

“SnapRoute provides a flexible pricing structure and operational efficiencies that are difficult to achieve with current network operating system offerings,” said Darrell Gentry, Chief Executive Officer at Next Level Networks. “Our business is predicated on rapid deployment, but also on agile and simplified operations. SnapRoute’s CN-NOS provides a unique platform that will serve as the foundation for delivering on our vision of enabling next-generation community-owned 10-gigabit broadband service.”

Partner Quote

“Cloud native infrastructure is a major enabler for companies transforming business operations and improving customer experience through application and service delivery,” said Bill Queen, Director, Business Development and Strategy at Ixia, a Keysight Business. “We’re excited about partnering with SnapRoute to enable DevOps workflows for the network. The combination of SnapRoute’s cloud native network operating system and Ixia’s cloud solutions provides an agile, resilient, and secure network infrastructure to accelerate business success.”

About SnapRoute

SnapRoute is elevating the network into the cloud native era. Delivering the industry’s first Cloud Native Network Operating System (CN-NOS), SnapRoute’s unique containerized microservices architecture and embrace of DevOps principles, empowers companies to accelerate application time to service, enhance security and compliance, and improve run-time operations to drive business velocity and growth.


SnapRoute is privately held and funded by Lightspeed Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, M12 and AT&T. The company is based in Santa Clara, CA. To learn more, visit https://www.snaproute.com and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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