What is ICOS and what is good about it?
A common description
It’s easy to find pieces like these:
Web-scale NOS with traditional L2/L3 functions and management, with an API structure for third-party apps and integration with provisioning and orchestration systems.
Broadcom ICOS/FASTPATH is an off-the-shelf (Linux based) network operating system (NOS), providing traditional L2 and L3 functions and management, with an API-structure for value-added applications and integration with provisioning and orchestration systems.
ICOS is a robust, programmable full featured and most widely deployed networking operating system for enterprise and data center networking. Its built-in arbitration between conventional and SDN flows allowing customers seamless integration to Next-Gen Open programmable networks.
FASTPATH production-ready networking software helps manufacturers achieve record-setting time-to-market performance for introducing new Ethernet products. In part, this advantage comes from the extensive feature set and integration capabilities that give Broadcom’s software unprecedented application flexibility.
A general praise to its wholesome, next-gen design, apps and APIs. Typical marketing stuff that gives no real understanding of the product.