With the new Helium software, the OpenDaylight Project wants to make its version of software defined networking the de-facto standard for the tech industry.
At this year’s Open Networking Summit, plenty of people acknowledged the news of the OpenDaylight Project. Some asked about the consortium’s viability; others reserved judgment.
The newly formed OpenDaylight Project could spark wider adoption of software-defined networks with open-source code on the way. It could challenge existing SDN startups. Or the organization could fracture.
Cisco, HP, Juniper and other network vendors are joining up to standardize software-defined networking with products built on OpenFlow. The vendor-led consortium could help the big vendors protect their place in the data center.