Extreme Networks Launches OpenDaylight SDN Controller

Extreme Networks, a leader in high performance networking, has released a new SDN platform that is based on hardened OpenDaylight (ODL) controller. The functionalities of the new SDN controller includes: network management, network access control, application analytics and wireless controller technology.

Extreme Networks which has joined OpenDaylight oJune 5, said that its SDN platform will provide open and standards-based north and southbound APIs with controller support for OpenStack and OpenFlow, respectively. This will  enable customers to meet challenges in implementing SDN and evolve data center orchestration, automation and provisioning.  The company highlighted that it has shipped over 10 million SDN-ready ports and has over 40 ecosystem vendors compatible with its open and standards-based SDN platform.

"This is an exciting time in the industry as development of open APIs will transform networks to enable the customization and efficiency that enterprises and service providers need. Extreme's SDN Platform works to address customer needs by providing an open and standards-based model that takes advantage of our proven technology innovations, and the collaboration of the industry through the OpenDaylight project."

- Billy Moon, Distinguished Engineer, Extreme Networks

"The OpenDaylight project was created to provide an open platform for network programmability to drive and enable SDN. The interoperability and openness that Extreme Networks provides through its comprehensive approach complements the goals of our community perfectly. We are excited to have Extreme Networks as a member and we look forward to the continued collaboration and the integration of OpenDaylight with their SDN platform."

- Neela Jacques, Executive Director, OpenDaylight

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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