Oracle has joined Open Daylight Project, a community-led and industry-supported open source platform, to advance SDN and Network Functions Virtualization.
As a Silver Member of the Open Daylight Project, Oracle has decided to expand its application driven SDN capabilities in Oracle Solaris 11.2 with plans to integrate Open Daylight SDN.
The integration is intended to allow customers to improve service quality and take advantage of apps-to-disk SLAs through compatibility with a wide range of SDN devices, applications and services. It will also allow them to use a common and open SDN platform with OpenStack to manage Oracle Solaris-based clouds.
“This integration melds effective virtualization, application-driven SDN technology and a full OpenStack distribution with an enterprise-class OS to provide a highly efficient, secure and affordable software platforms for cloud computing,” said Markus Flierl, vice president, Oracle Solaris.
Customers will also be able to use Oracle Solaris’ OpenStack distribution for cloud management across Oracle SPARC and x86 systems, Oracle storage, and a wide range of SDN ecosystems and applications built upon a common and open platform.
Oracle also intends to enable compatibility with OpenStack Neutron and OpenDaylight SDN to allow customers to deploy applications in highly available, secure and flexible Oracle Solaris virtual machine instances.