SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 4, 2014) - The OpenDaylight Project, a community-led and industry-supported open source platform to advance Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), today announced that ConteXtream and Qosmos are joining the project to accelerate the adoption of SDN and NFV. Since launching in April 2013, the project has brought together 33 companies supporting the work of hundreds of developers in the OpenDaylight community.
SDN and NFV-based architectures enable enterprises, carriers and equipment providers to achieve interoperability. Today at the OpenDaylight Summit in Santa Clara, OpenDaylight announced availability of its first open source software release called Hydrogen -- an open platform for network programmability to enable SDN and create a solid foundation for NFV for networks at any size and scale.
"Collaborative development has proven to be a successful way to architect very complex systems, because it allows anyone to participate in and contribute to the software's success," said Neela Jacques, executive director, OpenDaylight. "It's exciting to see the range of companies that support OpenDaylight continue to diversify and grow as we work together to making SDN and NFV a reality for all."
About the newest OpenDaylight Project members:
ConteXtream Inc. is a privately held SDN company that enables carriers to deliver network capacity and functions in the same way cloud providers deliver applications effectively utilizing standard compute and storage. Deployed by Tier-1 operators, ConteXtream's SDN offering enables NFV for various solutions on carrier networks. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., ConteXtream is backed by leading Silicon Valley and global investors including Benhamou Global Ventures, Gemini Israel Funds, Norwest Venture Partners and Sofinnova Ventures as well as Comcast Interactive Capital and Verizon Investments.
"ConteXtream has been working with OpenDaylight since its inception by contributing carrier-SDN production experience, and committing Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP) map and encap code modules," says Anshu Agarwal, VP Marketing, ConteXtream. "An open source approach to SDN and NFV is the way to achieve scalable and programmable infrastructure that operators are looking for."
Qosmos turns networks into information sources, creating the service-awareness required for SDN and NFV. Market-leading equipment makers, specialized software vendors and cloud service providers embed Qosmos in telco and enterprise solutions where real-time service awareness is critical, such as traffic optimization, policy management, quality of experience, analytics, cyber security and more. Qosmos provides network intelligence software, serving more than 60 companies worldwide. Based in Paris, Qosmos has offices in Silicon Valley, Singapore and London.
"SDN and NFV will provide a step-function improvement in network efficiency and service innovation," said Jerome Tollet, chief technology officer, Qosmos. "As an industry-wide initiative, OpenDaylight is a catalyst for the accelerated development of a new generation of networks based on openness and interoperability."
About the OpenDaylight Project
The OpenDaylight Project is a collaborative open source project that aims to accelerate adoption of software-defined networking (SDN) and create a solid foundation for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) for a more transparent approach that fosters new innovation and reduces risk. Founded by industry leaders and open to all, the OpenDaylight community is developing a common, open SDN framework consisting of code and blueprints. Get involved: www.opendaylight.org.
OpenDaylight is a Collaborative Project at The Linux Foundation. Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects are independently funded software projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems. www.linuxfoundation.org