Open networking software vendor, Pica8 announced that it has signed an distribution agreement with Dubai-based value added distributor, Distilogix to distribute Pica8’s products and solution in Middle East and Africa.
“Given their experience with deploying a range of disaggregated white box technologies, Distilogix was a natural fit to be our MEA expansion channel for PICOS and PicaPilot in a very price-sensitive market that has been starved for commercially viable alternatives to pricey and proprietary networking solutions,” said Jeff Paine, vice president of marketing for Pica8. “As the first company to have shipped a Linux-based NOS on white box switches, we started the disaggregated hardware/software networking movement some seven years ago. Now, Pica8 has over 1,000 PICOS customers in 40+ countries running inexpensive, open-standards-based white box solutions using SDN, L2/L3 – or both – protocol stacks.”
Distilogix will be responsible for selling PicaPilot and PICOS Enterprise Edition (including an unmodified Debian Linux kernel, OpenFlow Version 1.5 SDN, L2/L3 switching and routing features),
Pica8’s industry-leading CrossFlow (a dual-control-plane technology that allows all switch ports in a network to be both L2/L3 and OpenFlow controlled at the same time), as well as the OpenFlow-only PICOS SDN Edition.
“We are very excited to be teaming up with Pica8, a company we feel is extremely well positioned as an SDN vendor for exactly the types of customers we see in the MEA region,” said Omar Kechrid, CEO of Distilogix. “This part of the world is eager for new innovative solutions that can free customers of vendor lock-in and huge budget strains. This lines up perfectly with our mission of bringing top-notch SDDC solutions to the market.”