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Alex Contini

Light Reading: Tencent Uses OpenDaylight for Critical Issues

By | In The News

Light Reading: Tencent Uses OpenDaylight for Critical Issues

Although Chinese social media giant Tencent only joined OpenDaylight in February, it has been using the ODL controller for about two years to address critical network issues including connecting its data centers globally with greater flexibility, running its cloud network, scaling up virtual firewalls and Internet-based interconnection, a company executive told the OpenDaylight Summit today.

Read more at Light Reading.

SDxCentral: OpenDaylight Project Gets Its ‘Intel Inside’ Moment

By | In The News

SDxCentral: OpenDaylight Project Gets Its ‘Intel Inside’ Moment

It’s hard to remember that Intel wasn’t always a household name. When I began covering semiconductors for the San Jose Business Journal in 1994, I didn’t even know who Intel was.

That’s what made “Intel Inside” such a radical campaign — and a little inexplicble — when it launched in the 90s. It was strange to think that someone could brand the innards of a PC and make people care.

Read more at SDxCentral.

Linux.com: Tencent: Transforming Networks with SDN

By | In The News

Linux.com: Tencent: Transforming Networks with SDN

“SDN can really transform the way we do networks,” said Tom Bie, VP of Technology & Operation of Data Center, Networking and Server, Tencent, during his Wednesday keynote address at the Open Daylight Summit. The China telecom giant should know about the issues of massive scale networks: they have more than 200 million users for QQ instant messaging, 300 million users of their payment service, and more than 800 million users of their VChat service.  Bie noted that Tencent also operates one of the largest gaming networks in the world, along with video services, audio services, online literature services, news portals, and a range other digital content services.

Read more at Linux.com.

OpenDaylight Project Launches “Powered by OpenDaylight” Program for Ecosystem SDN Solutions

By | Foundation News

OpenDaylight Project Launches “Powered by OpenDaylight” Program for Ecosystem SDN Solutions

“Powered by OpenDaylight” signals high technical standards, quality expectations for OpenDaylight-based solutions

SEATTLE, OpenDaylight Summit, September 27, 2016–The OpenDaylight Project, the leading open source platform for programmable, software-defined networks, today announced the launch of its “Powered by ODL” program, which signals compliance with exceptional technical standards and quality for commercial products or services based on the platform.

The OpenDaylight ecosystem continues to grow and mature, with increasing numbers of solution providers incorporating OpenDaylight code into downstream commercial offerings. End users are increasingly turning to open source and OpenDaylight for speed of innovation, flexibility and improved interoperability. The “Powered by OpenDaylight” program was created to help end users identify quality OpenDaylight-based solutions, while supporting vendors with their go-to-market strategies.

Any individual or organization offering an OpenDaylight-based product or service may apply for the trademark. Products that are “Powered by OpenDaylight” must include specific core components from a recent release of the OpenDaylight code base, as approved by the OpenDaylight Board of Directors. These products qualify for the official “Powered by OpenDaylight” logo and unique product naming rights.

Initial OpenDaylight-based products expected to receive the “Powered by OpenDaylight” trademark include:

●Brocade

●Ericsson

●HPE

●Inocybe

●Serro

“I am thrilled to announce the launch of our ‘Powered by OpenDaylight’ program,” said Neela Jacques, executive director of OpenDaylight. “This marks a turning point representing OpenDaylight’s emergence as an industry-wide de facto standard. The program will make it easier for end users to identify OpenDaylight-based solutions that meet their needs and also support our members’ contributing to and building products and solutions leveraging the OpenDaylight platform.”

To learn more about the “Powered by OpenDaylight” program or how to get involved, please email trademark@opendaylight.org.

Supporting quotes:

“As the first vendor to deliver a pure OpenDaylight commercial distribution, Brocade is very pleased to provide this added mark of quality assurance and community support to our customers,” said Kelly Herrell, senior vice president and general manager, Software Networking at Brocade. “We’re proud of the significant contributions we have provided to the OpenDaylight community since we joined as a founding member. Those contributions and the ‘Powered by OpenDaylight’ badge further reinforce Brocade’s commitment to deliver software networking solutions that promote openness and choice so customers can innovate faster.”

Susan James, head of Product Line NFV Infrastructure at Ericsson, says: “Being a platinum sponsor and a major contributor to the OpenDaylight project since its inception, we are very pleased to support this trademark program as a mark of quality assurance for NFVi and CloudSDN solutions to support our customers.”

“The ‘Powered by OpenDaylight’ badge provides powerful, widely recognized branding support for our solutions and as well as a good guideline for end users seeking to leverage the industry’s de facto open SDN platform,” said Mathieu Lemay, chief executive officer of Inocybe Technologies. “Moreover, this enables organizations to look beyond the most common use cases for SDN, to see how OpenDaylight can power various smart infrastructures (such as smart cities and buildings), IoT devices and even drones.”

“HPE has been a strong supporter and a founding member of the OpenDaylight project, and we are proud of the traction it has garnered as the leading open SDN platform,” said Nachman Shelef, vice president & general manager, HPE OpenSDN Business Unit, Communications Solutions Business, HPE. “Based on the recognition OpenDaylight has with our customers and the industry, we believe that the ‘Powered by OpenDaylight’ trademark will be a strong enhancement to our HPE OpenSDN portfolio.”

“A lot of our work around OpenDaylight originates from the customer need to upgrade and automate their infrastructure to deliver more services and reliability to their customers. OpenDaylight has been the constant in most of our SDN integration work, and this mark helps communicate the depth of features and breadth of support available,” said Nitin Serro, chief executive officer of Serro.

About the OpenDaylight Project

The OpenDaylight Project is a collaborative open source project that aims to accelerate the adoption of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Founded by industry leaders and open to all, the OpenDaylight community is developing a common, open SDN platform that fosters new innovation and reduces risk. Get involved: www.opendaylight.org.

OpenDaylight is a project at The Linux Foundation. Linux Foundation projects harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems. www.linuxfoundation.org

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China Mobile, Leading Chinese Telecommunications Provider, Joins OpenDaylight as New Member

By | Foundation News

China Mobile, Leading Chinese Telecommunications Provider, Joins OpenDaylight as New Member

OpenDaylight Summit opens with global telco increasing its investment in the project  

SEATTLE, OpenDaylight Summit, September 27, 2016–The OpenDaylight Project, the leading open source platform for programmable, software-defined networks, today announced that China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC), a leading mobile communications service provider, has joined the project at the Silver level.

China Mobile joins Tencent and Alibaba, also members of OpenDaylight, as part of a growing number of Chinese internet and communications companies that actively participate in open networking projects and leverage open source SDN to support their extreme scalability demands. As Jinzhu Wang, project manager of China Mobile Research Institute explained, the company wants to standardize and also customize their environments to improve automation. OpenDaylight provides a means for them to build on well-tested, foundational capabilities, which would otherwise take far too long for them to develop entirely in-house.

Recently, China Mobile released its commercial OpenDaylight-based datacenter SDN controller named “AERO,” currently in trial. China Mobile believes it to be the first datacenter SDN controller developed by a telecom operator based in China. Additionally, CMCC initiated the “SPTN” projectwithin OpenDaylight, which evolves the packet transport network (PTN) toward SDN.

As early adopters of OpenDaylight, China Mobile is leveraging the platform with OpenStack to deploy enterprise service offerings under its NovoDC program, which offers both a telecom infrastructure as well as virtual public or private cloud services. NovoDC has helped China Mobile to gain significant datacenter OPEX savings and can now deliver new services in minutes rather than weeks. Alex Zhang, principal architect at China Mobile Technology US, continues to be an active member of the OpenDaylight Advisory Group.

“I am pleased to see the OpenDaylight community growing so rapidly and on such a global scale,” said Neela Jacques, executive director of the OpenDaylight project. “China Mobile’s expanding contributions are beneficial to the OpenDaylight community, and their involvement is yet another example of the innovation happening in the Chinese market today. As Chinese telcos, enterprises and equipment manufacturers embrace open source, they’re enabling new solutions at a breathtaking pace.”

China Mobile joins hundreds of users, developers and SDN community leaders at the annual OpenDaylight Summit and Developer Design Forum, Sept. 27-29 at the Meydenbauer Center in Seattle. To view the full Summit schedule, visit this page.

More about China Mobile Communications Corporation

China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC) is one of the world’s largest telecommunications service providers in terms of network scale, customer base and market value. At the end of 2014 CMCC had over 800 million subscribers, operated in over 2.2 million base stations and covered 99 percent of the population in the People’s Republic of China. Their primary business is mobile services and the company has been exploring SDN and NFV as a means of managing rapid traffic growth, new service deployment and improving network utilization – especially as they look to expand their global footprint in APAC, Europe and the US.

“We are fully committed to open networking and have already experienced benefits of working collaboratively with the OpenDaylight community,” said Xiaodong Duan, director of Network Department of China Mobile Research Institute. “As members, we look forward to deeper collaboration and knowledge-sharing as we leverage OpenDaylight in our networks. We’re highly supportive of open source and believe community-driven projects provide an ideal environment to innovate and get things done quickly.”

About the OpenDaylight Project

The OpenDaylight Project is a collaborative open source project that aims to accelerate the adoption of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Founded by industry leaders and open to all, the OpenDaylight community is developing a common, open SDN platform that fosters new innovation and reduces risk. Get involved: www.opendaylight.org.

OpenDaylight is a project at The Linux Foundation. Linux Foundation projects harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems. www.linuxfoundation.org

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