Software Defined Networking (SDN) is changing the way companies develop solutions for data center and network infrastructure. The separation of control plane and data plane in SDN forces developers to use a more modular approach to system and software development. Open standards defined for SDN such as OpenFlow and OpenStack allow service providers and equipment manufacturers to use systems and building blocks from different suppliers. The challenge is finding the right building blocks to minimize time to market, ensure interoperability and maximize system performance.
In this blog I am going to explore the benefits of using the Wind River Open Network Software (ONS). ONS is a comprehensive switch software environment for developing data center and network infrastructure solutions that support SDN. Wind River Systems is an Associate member of the Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance. The 250-plus members of the Alliance collaborate closely with Intel® to create hardware, software, tools, and services to help speed intelligent systems to market.