Cyan, Huawei, Inocybe Technologies, Plexxi and Radware Join the OpenDaylight Project

New members to contribute code and other resources to accelerate open source SDN

SAN FRANCISCO, June 4, 2013 – The OpenDaylight Project, a collaborative open source project to advance software­-defined networking (SDN), today announced that Cyan, Huawei, Inocybe Technologies, Plexxi and Radware are joining as members to accelerate development and adoption of open source SDN.

As the industry moves toward widespread adoption of SDN, an open, reference framework for programmability and control is needed. OpenDaylight members are committed to the goal of developing a common and open SDN platform for developers to utilize, contribute to and build commercial products and technologies upon. Each new member will be using OpenDaylight to deliver add­-ons and enhancements to their products and services that provide additional value to their customers.

More information about the newest OpenDaylight Project members:

Cyan SDN solutions deliver orchestration, virtualization and visualization to networks today. Serving carriers, data center operators, enterprises and governments globally, Cyan’s open platforms provide multi-­vendor control and visibility to network operators. Cyan solutions include Blue Planet SDN software and Z-­Series packet-­optical transport platforms.

“OpenDaylight is a community-­led open source framework that will accelerate adoption and foster new innovation for SDN,” said Joe Cumello, chief marketing officer, Cyan. “We look forward to contributing to this important software development project and helping network operators of all types reap the benefits of collaborative SDN development.”

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through its dedication to customer­centric innovation and strong partnerships, it has established end-­to-­end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei is committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. The company’s products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population.

“The collaborative development model of OpenDaylight will speed the industry toward quicker adoption of SDN technologies,” said Zheng Yelai, president of Huawei IT Product Line. “The potential for breakthrough is enormous and Huawei is pleased to contribute its capabilities to the success of the project.”

Inocybe Technologies, Inc., makes networking infrastructure simple to operate and monetize by alleviating the complexities of today's information communication technology (ICT) management. It provides a unified virtual infrastructure management platform designed to bridge the gap between DevOps and SDN into a single management and marketplace for users.

“We believe that SDN will become the de facto standard for IT networking, but only if the industry works together to make it simple, fast and affordable for any organization to create a robust, global and scalable infrastructure,” said Mathieu Lemay, chief executive officer, Inocybe Technologies. “OpenDaylight takes a strong step in this direction by meeting new customer demands through a collective, industry effort that will transform the way vendors and customers manage networks.”

Plexxi is a venture­-funded startup located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, founded by networking veterans who are focused on getting at the root of what’s wrong with today’s complex, inefficient costly data center networks, and tackling it head-­on. Plexxi offers an affinity­driven networking solution, specifically built for the fluid and dynamic nature of today’s data center computing needs.

“OpenDaylight opens up SDN for everyone, allowing the industry to realize its full potential faster than any one company working alone,” said Mat Mathews, co-­founder and vice president of product management, Plexxi. “We are excited to be part of this initiative to bring SDN technologies to our data center customers.”

Radware develops application delivery and application security solutions for virtual and cloud data centers. Its solutions empower more than 10,000 enterprise and carrier customers worldwide to adapt to market challenges quickly, maintain business continuity and achieve maximum productivity while keeping costs down.

“OpenDaylight is accelerating SDN innovation, and we’re excited to contribute to that effort,” said Avi Chesla, chief technology officer, Radware. “Developers will use OpenDaylight to build new products and applications upon that will truly change the networking market in the months and years to come.”

“We’re at an important inflection point in the computing industry, where SDN is poised to change the way we think about networking and the way that IT infrastructure is put together,” said Inder Gopal, board chair for the OpenDaylight Project. “The OpenDaylight Project is playing a key role in this shift and, with today’s new members and contributors from throughout the community, is well positioned to accelerate, advance and innovate SDN.”

About the OpenDaylight Project

OpenDaylight is an open source 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. Founded by industry leaders 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 and open to all, it is designed to accelerate innovation and speed customer adoption of Software­-Defined Networking (SDN). For more information about the OpenDaylight Project and to get involved, please visit: http://www.opendaylight.org.