SOURCE: OpenDaylight Project

OpenDaylight Project

July 28, 2016 08:00 ET

OpenDaylight Project Welcomes Serro as Silver Member

Network Solutions Provider Implements Leading Open Source SDN Platform to Automate Service Delivery

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - July 28, 2016) - The OpenDaylight Project, the leading open source platform for programmable, software-defined networks, today announced that Serro, an organization specializing in deploying comprehensive and leading technology solutions, has joined the project at the Silver level. Serro's participation in OpenDaylight (ODL) expands the OpenDaylight ecosystem of value-added solution providers who offer services ranging from early testing to full deployment.

Client requests for automated service delivery and solutions to cut networking operational costs led Serro to evaluate open source SDN solutions. Serro started implementing OpenDaylight into its client solutions in 2014, and software-defined networking (SDN) has increasingly become an extremely important part of its business.

Serro used OpenDaylight, OpenStack and other open source code to build a cloud-based SDN controller for a communications service provider, automating communications between terrestrial and satellite infrastructures and delivering services in near real-time. With Serro's SDN solution, the service provider can now easily route traffic, manage network resources, and track network utilization. More details on Serro's use of OpenDaylight to automate service delivery and optimize network resources can be found here: https://www.opendaylight.org/news/user-story/2015/12/serro%E2%80%99s-satellite-network-uses-opendaylight-automate-service-delivery.

"Using OpenDaylight and OpenStack we've been able to build a framework for SDN that is platform-based, modular, and extensible so we can customize solutions to each client's diverse needs," said Ed Lombera, vice president of Engineering, Serro. "OpenDaylight has been instrumental in helping our customers leverage SDN for more programmable and scalable network solutions. We're thrilled to join the project as official members and look forward to collaborating across the community."

Solution Providers and System Integrators (SIs) like Serro are increasingly finding new revenue opportunities with OpenDaylight-based SDN solutions. The modularity and licensing flexibility of the OpenDaylight platform, along with the industry's broadest ecosystem, allows SIs to provide complete solutions that empower business stakeholders in their service provider and enterprise customers. Using OpenDaylight, Serro helps their clients integrate customer requests, apply appropriate policies, and interpret relevant analytics before making configuration changes. The resulting solutions are simpler, more agile, less error-prone, and faster to implement.

"Serro's usage of the OpenDaylight platform showcases the diversity of enterprise use cases for SDN in production and at scale," said Neela Jacques, executive director, OpenDaylight Project. "From satellite network control and resource allocation to DDoS protection for cloud-based SaaS, to network automation for a large energy multinational, Serro is leveraging the power of open source to create and manage more programmable networks for their customers."

Serro's Founder and CEO Nitin Serro will be participating in the SDN at Scale keynote panel at the OpenDaylight Summit 2016 in Seattle, Wash., September 27-29, 2016. OpenDaylight Summit is the place where organizations of all sizes will collaboratively explore how to transform their networks into competitive business assets. With over 40 sessions, tutorials, keynotes, and demos, the Summit will demonstrate real use cases and deployments. Don't miss the opportunity to hear from Serro and other OpenDaylight members and users during the Summit. To learn more about the event and secure your spot, visit here.

About Serro

Serro leverages technological excellence to meet their clients' business goals. Serro specializes in deploying comprehensive and leading technology solutions that exceed current service requirements and seamlessly scale to meet future needs. Headquartered in San Francisco, Serro provides cutting-edge IT solutions across different industry verticals, from startups to established industries such as financials, healthcare, transportation and many others.

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: 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

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