Tangible Efficiency Through Network Simulation

Data center infrastructure is growing in complexity, and requires efficient solutions that simplify network operations. NVIDIA Air enables cloud-scale efficiency by creating identical replicas of real-world data center infrastructure deployments. NVIDIA Air allows users to model data center deployments with full software functionality, creating a digital twin. Transform and streamline network operations by simulating, validating, and automating changes and updates.


How to use NVIDIA Air

NVIDIA Cumulus NetQ


Create 1-for-1 virtual data center replicas with hundreds of switches and servers.

Open networking tools


Deploy with confidence through automation of patches and security updates.

Open networking technology


Share simulations with colleagues and enhance your training and skill transfer.

Simple Digital Twins on the Public Cloud

Fully Emulate Your Data Center at no Cost

Get access to key NVIDIA networking software through Air without paying a dime. NVIDIA Air runs in the cloud and supports simulation of the Cumulus Linux and SONiC network operating systems, as well as the NetQ network operations toolset. In addition to the network, NVIDIA Air supports application-level fidelity to the server operating system. The sky is the limit.

Fully Emulate Your Data Center at no Cost
Networking Infrastructure as Code

Networking Infrastructure as Code

As organizations try to keep up with the pace of exponential growth of network traffic, network engineers are faced with the challenge of building fully-automated networks at rapid pace and without error. To facilitate this, NVIDIA offers Production Ready Automation solutions, hosted in GitLab and built on Ansible playbooks. Couple these with NVIDIA Air to build virtual networks with speed and simplicity.

Why Choose NVIDIA Air?

Shrink time to deployment

Deploy proven architecture designs with NVIDIA Production Ready Automation

Reduce network downtime

Prevent destructive updates by validating in the digital twin first

Lower Capex and Opex

Simplify your network to cut upfront investment and continual management costs

Minimize hardware requirements

Eliminate duplicate hardware for pre-production and staging

Accelerate time to expert

Simplify the learning curve for newcomers without impacting production hardware

Increase creativity and collaboration

Unify processes by combining network management with other data center operations

Enhance physical infrastructure value

Keep your physical network fabric and compute busy providing you value

Simulate true-to-reality infrastructure

Model events, workflows and applications end-to-end

Key Features

  • Infrastructure simulation: open, cloud-native, Linux-based architecture that can represent any switch, cable or server through a browser GUI or CLI
  • Networking as a Service: Bare metal simulation for the networking software stack including Cumulus Linux, SONiC, and NetQ
  • End host support: x86 server simulation with OS, applications, and more
  • Pre-built network templates: Fully-baked leaf-spine networks running Cumulus, SONiC, or a mix of both for network test drives
  • Custom topology support: Drag-and-drop editor lets you BYOC (bring your own config) or work with NVIDIA solution architects on a virtual POC
  • Demo Marketplace: Try NVIDIA networking via embedded Air tutorial instances, or integrated into documentation
  • Skill building: Air instances can be used as an always-on sandbox to train and build skills
  • Data protection: Network configurations and topologies are owned by the user, and no data is stored on platform

Test Drive with NVIDIA Air today!

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