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The OpenDaylight Project

December 18, 2013 07:00 ET

OpenDaylight Launches New Conference for Software-Defined Networking Collaboration

Program Announced for First OpenDaylight Summit That Brings Together Enterprises, Carriers and Equipment Providers to Advance Next-Generation Networks

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 18, 2013) - 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 the creation of the OpenDaylight Summit and revealed the program. The new conference is where enterprises, carriers and equipment providers come together to collaborate and learn about SDN and NFV. Hosted by The Linux Foundation, the inaugural OpenDaylight Summit will take place in Santa Clara, Calif., February 4-5, 2014.

To enable a level of network programmability that will significantly improve functionality, flexibility and adaptability we need to evolve to software-defined architectures. The OpenDaylight Summit unites the communities, projects, products and companies that are driving today's SDN and NFV ecosystems, along with best practices from the world of open source software and collaborative development. It includes keynotes, technical sessions and hands-on design workshops hosted by industry leaders and is where the OpenDaylight developer community will convene to set the technical direction for the project for the year ahead.

"Achieving the promise of SDN and NFV will require industry-wide collaboration," said Neela Jacques, executive director for OpenDaylight. "This event is where people can collaborate face-to-face, interact with code and work directly with the developers who are tackling this challenge."

The OpenDaylight Summit allows the community to work together and discuss common challenges and innovative solutions being used throughout the networking industry. The program consists of hands-on tutorials and technical sessions covering SDN and NFV such as:

  • Kickstarting Your Own SDN-Enabled Data Center
  • OpenDaylight's Integration with OpenStack
  • Integration and Management with SDN
  • Openness & Carrier Grade with OpenDaylight and Analytics
  • Seeking the True North: Northbound API Roadmap
  • Developing OpenDaylight Apps with the Model-Driven SAL

"Open source is the driving force for innovative technology and widespread adoption of modern architectures," said Jim Zemlin, executive director of The Linux Foundation. "The networking industry can benefit from OpenDaylight and its approach to collaborative development, which is one of many recent examples of how the best software today is being built."

Early registration closes January 13, 2014 after which the conference price will increase from $95 to $125. To register for the OpenDaylight Summit, please visit:

The inaugural OpenDaylight Summit has been made possible with support from numerous sponsors, including Platinum sponsors, Ericsson and IBM. For the full list of sponsors, visit:

For the complete program, visit:

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 and NFV platform consisting of code and blueprints. Get involved:

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.

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