Sunday, September 15, 2013

Wind River Announces Open Network Software for Data Center Switches

At last week's Intel Developer Forum (IDF13) in San Francisco, Wind River introduced its open software environment for the creation of network switches for software defined networks and infrastructures.

Wind River's Open Network Software encompasses control plane software, development tools, and the network resources needed to build software defined networking (SDN) solutions such as top-of-rack switches, micro-server platforms, and other network infrastructure elements.  The company said its goal is to provide the tools and resources to create, modify, and update network layers' L1, L2+, and L3+ functionality. Open Network Software is designed with a flexible and modular open architecture with standard interfaces for management and control.

Wind River solution supports the Intel Open Network Platform (ONP) Switch Reference Design and has been optimized for Intel hardware to provide high performance and flexibility.

Early customers of Open Network Software include Fujitsu.