Ciena Offers Network Controller as Open Source
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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.