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Extreme Networks, Flextronics, Oracle Join OpenDaylight

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- The OpenDaylight Project, a community-led and industry-supported open source platform to advance Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), today announced that Extreme Networks, Flextronics and Oracle are joining the project to more quickly bring to the industry an open, common platform for SDN and NFV. The community and code base continue to mature as the project prepares for its second software release, Helium, due out this fall.

"Every day the OpenDaylight community is debating and iterating on what SDN and NFV should look like," said Neela Jacques, executive director, OpenDaylight. "This open source approach means nothing is sacred, anything can be rewritten. Our main purpose is to benefit the industry-at-large, not any one vendor. More voices at the table means stronger debate and better code. We are thrilled to see such a diversity of new members joining who represent an even broader range of perspectives on SDN and NFV."

Since launching 13 months ago, the OpenDaylight community has grown to 195 developers working collaboratively to create an open source platform that can be used within any SDN and NFV architecture. OpenDaylight's next software release, Helium, is scheduled to be made available this fall. The invitation-only OpenDaylight Developer Design Forum takes place September 29-30 in Santa Clara to set the stage for future OpenDaylight releases and explore industry hot topics.

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