SOURCE: OpenDaylight


March 29, 2016 11:00 ET

OpenDaylight Project Welcomes New Member Organizations Focused on Education, Training and Network Solutions

SDN Essentials and RAISECOM Join the Industry's Leading Open Source Networking Project to Advance Open Source SDN

LAKE TAHOE, CA--(Marketwired - March 29, 2016) - Collaboration Summit - The OpenDaylight Project, the leading open source platform for programmable, software-defined networks, today announced that SDN Essentials, a professional services company focused on SDN education & training, professional consulting and managed services, and RAISECOM, a leading vendor providing comprehensive access solutions and network devices, have joined the project at the Silver level. As part of the OpenDaylight community, both groups will help advance the development of an open, common platform for SDN and NFV.

The support from SDN Essentials and RAISECOM reflects a growing interest in education and innovative, open networking solutions. Prior to joining the project, SDN Essentials created its own, highly sought-after OpenDaylight training programs. Additionally, RAISECOM 's membership signals a growing interest and investment in open source networking since the company recently pledged support for The Linux Foundation's OPEN-Orchestrator (OPEN-O) Project to develop the first open source software framework and orchestrator to enable agile SDN and NFV operations.

"I am pleased to see such reputable organizations officially join the OpenDaylight community," said Neela Jacques, executive director, OpenDaylight. "SDN Essentials has been instrumental in developing effective training courses for those implementing SDN technologies and helping to broaden the industry scope of SDN. And RAISECOM brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in connecting a wide array of organizations to virtualized network solutions via SDN and NFV. We look forward to collaborating with both groups to continue the journey of open source SDN and NFV."

About SDN Essentials

SDN Essentials, an InterCloud Systems, Inc. company is a professional services company focused on SDN education and training, professional consulting and software development.

 "We are excited to join the OpenDaylight community and lend our expertise in building SDN solutions, training and execution strategies," said Doug Marschke, Chief Technology Officer, SDN Essentials. "Our goal is to further collaborate with the OpenDaylight community to expand industry innovation and training as networks become more and more demanding."


RAISECOM, a leading manufacturer for service provider access products, providing end-to-end network solutions, has consistently achieved strong growth since 1999. With headquarters in Beijing, China and the United States, RAISECOM products and solutions are deployed in numerous configurations with proven interoperability in versatile application scenarios. The company has a strong customer base in more than 79 countries across Asia, European Union, CIS, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. RAISECOM has developed 10 comprehensive product lines for network access and aggregation applications. It offers reliable, cost-effective network solutions that enable carriers to optimize network performance and improve operational efficiencies, while differentiating services with enhanced SLA features.

"As organizations look to virtualize their networks via technologies like SDN and NFV, we're seeing significant growth and opportunity in the open source landscape," said RuiYang, VP marketing and Product planning, RAISECOM. "Through our partnership with OpenDaylight, we look forward to contributing to the rapid innovation open source allows among the networking industry."

About the OpenDaylight Project

The OpenDaylight Project is a collaborative open source project that aims to accelerate the adoption of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and 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:

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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