OpenDaylight Announces Intel Is Now a Platinum Member

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 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 Intel, one of the project’s founding members, is now a Platinum member. The company joins existing OpenDaylight Platinum members Brocade, Cisco, Citrix, Dell, Ericsson, HP, IBM, Juniper, Microsoft and Red Hat in the industry effort to advance an open, common framework for SDN.

OpenDaylight has made significant progress in the last 18 months to advance the much needed collaborative community efforts for developing an open source SDN controller platform. Such a platform is essential for broader market adoption of SDN and NFV technologies across market segments. The OpenDaylight Project has united hundreds of developers and users to deliver an inclusive platform that includes current and emerging protocols, standards and code that can be leveraged by users.

“The year ahead will see increased adoption and deployment of OpenDaylight-based SDN controllers,” said Neela Jacques, executive director, OpenDaylight. “Intel has been actively engaged in working with partners on a broad spectrum of technologies critical to the successful deployment of SDN and NFV and will imbue a new vibrancy in the OpenDaylight community.”

“The SDN controller is a key component in Intel’s Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) reference architecture,” said Uri Elzur, SDN System Architecture Director at Intel. “By playing a larger role in a community of like-minded industry leaders through OpenDaylight, we aim to advance the capabilities, deployment, automation and agility of SDI for the benefit of our customers.”

Uri Elzur will join OpenDaylight’s board of directors and Rajeev Koodli, Architect at Intel, will join OpenDaylight’s Technical Steering Committee. Intel developers have been participating in the OpenDaylight community since launch and will dedicate additional resources to the project as part of its Platinum membership.

The OpenDaylight community recently made available its second software release called Helium, integrating more functionality, apps and use cases for SDN in the industry’s most inclusive open platform. Learn more and download it here:

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:

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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Melissa Logan
OpenDaylight Project