Users can download to evaluate AmpCon™ Network controller, PicOS-V virtual switch software

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Pica8 network platform is available now for download and evaluation at The Pica8 Network platform is a turnkey software solution for deploying and managing switching software for white box networking. The platform consists of two products: AmpCon network controller and PicOS-V switching software.

The AmpCon Network Controller is an application developed by Pica8 to automate the deployment, provisioning and lifecycle management of switches. AmpCon can be installed on a physical server or a virtual machine.

PicOS-V switch software is a free virtual machine from Pica8 that can help you familiarize yourself with the features of the PicOS® Soft switch, without the need for a bare metal switch or specialized hardware. PicOS-V runs on VMware, GNS3 and VirtualBox hypervisors.

“The AmpCon Network Controller is a feature-rich automation platform that can be used to manage PicOS and PicOS-V softswitches,” according to Pica8 Senior Technical Marketing Manager. Mani Subramanian. “AmpCon can be used to simplify and automate business workflows, reducing operational expenses for networking.”

Main Use Cases of Pica8 AmpCon to understand:

  • Switch Deployment: Automate the deployment of bare metal switches to reduce cost and complexity.
  • Network security and compliance: Easily enforce day-to-day network security and compliance policies across groups of switches.
  • Scheduled backups and upgrades: Forget lengthy weekday/weekend switch upgrades with automated upgrades and backups.
  • Custom Automation: Use Ansible Playbooks to create custom workflows.

Network professionals currently evaluating network switching software, from the data center to the enterprise, will appreciate this no-obligation product download. Product documentation and deployment guides are also available.

To register for AmpCon and downloading PicOS-V products, please visit:

About Pica8

Pica8 is the industry open networking software alternative to Cisco, Juniper and Arista for the enterprise. Pica8 AmpCon Network controller for centralized management and automation and PicOS® softswitches for networking and security have successfully replaced Cisco DNA Center and Catalyst switches and competing Juniper and Arista solutions for campus networks, of data centers and distributed sites within Fortune 500 companies. Pica8 software is deployed at more than 1,000 customers in more than 40 countries. For more information, visit

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