Oracle Embraces OpenDaylight SDN
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Extreme Networks, Flextronics and Oracle officially announced this week that they are joining OpenDaylight, bringing the total number of members in the effort up to 39. The initial group of members that launched OpenDaylight in 2013 included: Arista Networks, Big Switch Networks, Brocade, Cisco, Citrix, Dell, Ericsson, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, Intel, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, NEC, Nuage Networks, PLUMgrid, Red Hat, and VMware.
For Oracle, participation in OpenDaylight isn't just about observation either. Oracle plans to integrate OpenDaylight technology into the upcoming Solaris 11.2 Unix operating system. Solaris 11.2 is currently in beta and is also deeply integrated with the open-source OpenStack cloud platform.
"OpenDaylight allows customers to improve their service quality by taking advantage of Oracle Solaris application-driven SDN and OpenDaylight-compatible networking devices as well as OpenDaylight-compatible SDN applications," Markus Flierl, vice president, Oracle Solaris, said in a statement.