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Ciena Offers Network Controller as Open Source

Ciena has decided to take the Dynamic Resource Allocation Controller (DRAC) technology it acquired from Nortel in its bankruptcy fire sale and release it as open source, allowing developers a chance to help contribute to the DRAC technology for managing network path control. It's a common tactic to help jump start a lagging product, and it has had its share of results. Enterprise Networking Planet digs into Ciena's plans to learn what the company has in mind.


Routing traffic across a network can take many different paths, but networking-vendor Ciena is taking a new approach that could resolve some of the chaos.

Ciena is open sourcing a technology called the Dynamic Resource Allocation Controller (DRAC) under the GPLv3 license. DRAC provides a solution for abstracting network resources and enabling users to provision dynamic on-demand lightpaths.

Read the full story at Enterprise Networking Planet:
Ciena DRAC Goes Open Source for Network Control