08 Apr '13, 11am

18 companies join open-source SDN effort: A consortium of large comms and software giants to provide open sour...

18 companies join open-source SDN effort: A consortium of large comms and software giants to provide open sour...

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Eighteen mainly large communications and software companies have created the Open Daylight Project in the Linux Foundation to develop open source code for software-defined networks (SDNs). The group will develop a wide range of software including an SDN controller and an applications interface for it with the first elements slated for release this fall. SDN aspires to ease the job of programming large networks by abstracting details of network functions today expressed in many complex protocols and ASICs. Operators will then control network functions using applications and high-level programming languages running mainly on Linux servers. The 11 founders consist mainly of established companies for which the move to SDN is a potentially disruptive influence. The founders are Big Switch Networks, Brocade, Cisco Systems, Citrix, Ericsson, IBM, Juniper Networ...

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