Software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), and network virtualization (NV) have a vast open source community, committed to growing projects that promote open standards.
Groups like the OpenDaylight Project and the Open Networking Foundation have been instrumental in creating open source projects and products, such as OpenFlow and open source SDN Controllers. Open source relies heavily on collaboration in the industry so as to offer solutions and products to the public at no cost. Several companies and groups contribute to open source projects, including the newly announced Open Platform for NFV Project (OPNFV).
Open source projects and communities offer an open framework that helps mitigate inconsistent interoperability and limited management tools. It provides flexibility and choice, offering a way to accelerate adoption of SDN and build a strong foundation for NFV.
SDxCentral regularly updates the SDN and NFV community on open source advancements, and strives to provide the latest news, whitepapers, videos, and other resources to promote open source projects. To learn more about the benefits of open source and how it’s impacting SDN and NFV, read more below.
Recent Open Source Articles
- OpenDaylight Project’s Jacques Envisions an End to Standards Wars
- AppFormix Launches IT Management for Mirantis OpenStack
- Security Firm CloudPassage Adds Container Support
- Oops! Open Container Initiative Realizes Its Horrible Mistake
- Google & Friends Launch Cloud Native Computing Foundation
- Google Unleashes Containers on OpenStack
- OpenDaylight Summit Preview: Q&A With Phil McKinney
- CloudRouter Moves Its Open Source vRouter Into Beta
- OpenDaylight Summit Preview: Q&A With Nav Chander
- VMware Eyes Security and Networking for Docker Containers