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HP Joins OpenDaylight Project 37

Mcusanelli (3564469) writes "HP has become the most recent platinum member of OpenDaylight, the open source software-defined networking (SDN) project sponsored by the Linux Foundation. From the article: 'The Linux Foundation, which sponsors OpenDaylight as a collaborative project, is welcoming the addition of HP to the line-up of vendors helping to lead OpenDaylight -- which already includes Brocade, Cisco, Citrix, Ericsson, IBM, Juniper, Microsoft and Red Hat as platinum members -- as a sign of industry convergence around OpenDaylight as the SDN platform of choice. "We are seeing all the major players aligning their SDN strategies around OpenDaylight. HP will be another galvanizing force for the project and industry, bringing the spirit of partnership and collaboration that has made them so successful," Neela Jacques, executive director, OpenDaylight, said in a statement.'"
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HP Joins OpenDaylight Project

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  • Re:Interesting (Score:4, Informative)

    by evilviper ( 135110 ) on Monday May 12, 2014 @03:31PM (#46982483) Journal

    Hmm, that's basically everyone that matters

    It's also everyone who has a deep vested interest in holding SDN at bay for as long as possible.

    There was a time where Cisco could go it alone in networking and push their own standards, but I don't think they could today

    With about 80% of the market, they've got a lot of ability to sneak-in non-standards under the radar. Nobody intelligent would intentionally lock themselves-in to Cisco proprietary non-standards, but it's easy enough for people to buy some new Cisco hardware, and find it has some new value-add capability that companies would like to use. It only just happens to be that it's a crippled and proprietary non-standard way to do things...

    I certainly don't think VMWare has that kind of clout.

    The big companies that have embraced SDN, are the same ones who wouldn't use VMWare under any circumstances. The likes of Amazon and Google use open source virtualization software, which they have the resources to modify and add any features they want to add, such as SDN.

  • by Shatrat ( 855151 ) on Monday May 12, 2014 @03:31PM (#46982489)

    Not sure what you mean by 'useful amount'. Hell, Google has been using SDN for years. Where SDN really shines today is top of the rack datacenter switches like the HP 5900 series. Those cost about as much as a power supply for one of those Juniper MXes.

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