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Get reduced costs & faster deployments​​ by using Pica8 PICOS® automation NOS.

The Leader In Open Linux Based Networking Software

Pica8 is the global market leader in automated open networking solutions for upgrading and/or replacing entire legacy-vendor enterprise campus and access networks of any size. The company focuses on providing Fortune 1000; state and local governments; and educational institutions with fully automated, cost-effective open networks that run on white- and/or brite-box switching infrastructure. These networks are far easier to deploy and manage than their legacy predecessors, and offer the additional security and reliability needed to address the data complexity and volume issues resulting from IoT, 5G, wireless upgrades, and mobile/BYOD initiatives.

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Pica8 and Hardware Nation

Pica8 PICOS NOS enables efficiency & faster innovation across your organization, but realizing its full value requires a trusted partner. At Hardware Nation, we have the experience, expertise, and objectivity to help our customers. Our specialists can help your organization select, deploy and manage Pica8 technologies that drive your business.

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Pica8 PICOS Benefits

PICOS® is the only two-in-one open network operating system (NOS) coupling full enterprise support with “classic” SDN. It comes in two versions, PICOS Enterprise and SDN editions. Both versions include the following below.

Easy Installation

Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) functionality coupled with ONIE delivers a true white box-to-application environment.

Perpetual License

A one-time payment license.


Qualified on white box and brite box switches from a variety of manufacturers.

Pica8 PICOS by the Numbers


active Pica8 PICOS customers, including fortune 50 companies


countries with active Pica8’s PICOS customers


years in business

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See What Our Customers are Saying

Amazing company and people to work with. They understand your needs based on your requirements. They were phenomenal in providing the support and assistance we needed for our DC hardware. I highly recommend them as a vendor/supplier for white box networking sales, support, and services.

Indra Mondal, Senior Network Engineer, Kudelski Group

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Pica8 Backgrounder

Pica8 is the global market leader in automated open networking solutions.

Pica8 Data Sheet

The only two-in-one NOS coupling full enterprise support with “classic” SDN.

Improving Overlay Solutions

Improving overlay solutions with hardware-based VXLAN termination.

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