Oracle has joined the OpenDaylight Project as a Silver Member, and is expanding its application-driven software defined networking (SDN) capabilities in Oracle Solaris 11.2 with plans to integrate OpenDaylight SDN. The OpenDaylight Project is a community-led and industry-supported open source platform to advance SDN and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).
Oracle says the integration of OpenDaylight SDN into Oracle Solaris 11.2 will combine efficient virtualization, application-driven software-defined networking (SDN) technology and a full OpenStack distribution with an enterprise-class OS to provide a compliant, secure, open and affordable software platform for cloud computing. The integration is intended to enable customers to use Oracle Solaris’ virtualization and application-driven SDN features with OpenDaylight- compatible SDN devices, applications and services.
“We are happy to welcome Oracle to the OpenDaylight Project and excited to see their developers already working within the community to improve and utilize the code base," said Neela Jacques, executive director, OpenDaylight Project. "Oracle’s focus on delivering an open cloud computing platform based on OpenStack and OpenDaylight makes perfect sense given the synergies between the two open source projects. We look forward to seeing how OpenDaylight is integrated within Oracle Solaris 11.2.”
Integrating OpenDaylight with Oracle’s complete stack will allow customers to take advantage of apps-to-disk SLAs with pluggable databases and Java, protect higher priority application and management flows and use Java Developer Kit APIs for Networking SLAs.
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 Oracle Solaris virtual machine instances.
The Oracle Solaris 11.2 Beta is available for download.