Beyond Linux: 7 Open-Source Projects the Linux Foundation Is Leading

1 - Beyond Linux: 7 Open-Source Projects the Linux Foundation Is Leading
2 - PNDA Project Brings Network Data Analytics
3 - The CORD Project
4 - Virtual Switching OVS Project Joined in August
5 - Fast Data IO coming to Linux with FD.IO
6 - Building a TODO List for Open-Source Development
7 - Open Switch Network Operating System Joined the Linux Foundation in June
8 - OPEN-Orchestrator SDN NFV Effort Is in Development
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Beyond Linux: 7 Open-Source Projects the Linux Foundation Is Leading

The Linux Foundation doesn't just focus on Linux. These seven open-source efforts have joined the Linux Foundation so far this year.

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PNDA Project Brings Network Data Analytics

Among the new projects to join the Linux Foundation's Collaborative Projects roster is PNDA, which was officially announced Aug. 16. PNDA is an acronym for Platform of Network Data Analytics, and it aggregates logs and network telemetry data enabling analytics.

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The CORD Project

The CORD (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter) Project is focused on enabling network operators to manage their operations in a more seamless manner.

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Virtual Switching OVS Project Joined in August

The Open vSwitch (virtual switch) effort officially became a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project on Aug. 9, four years after the effort first was integrated into the Linux kernel. OVS provides virtual switch capabilities and was originally started by VMware.

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Fast Data IO coming to Linux with FD.IO

The Fast Data Project (FD.io) was first announced by the Linux Foundation in February as an effort to help accelerate data input/output speed across networks and storage technologies. The core of FD.io is technology known as Vector Packet Processing (VPP).

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Building a TODO List for Open-Source Development

The TODO Project joined the Linux Foundation in 2016 with the goal of helping improve the open-source development model.

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Open Switch Network Operating System Joined the Linux Foundation in June

Hewlett Packard originally started the Open Switch network operating system project in October 2015, bringing the effort under the Linux Foundation umbrella in June 2016. While Open Switch was originally just an HP effort, at the Linux Foundation, there are now multiple participating organizations, including Barefoot Networks, Broadcom, Cavium, Extreme Networks, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (formed when HP split into two companies), LinkedIn, Mellanox, Nephos, P4.org, Quattro Networks and SnapRoute.

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OPEN-Orchestrator SDN NFV Effort Is in Development

Not all efforts that the Linux Foundation has announced this year are active yet. The Open-Orchestrator project was announced in February 2016 with the support of Brocade, China Mobile, China Telecom, Dynatrace, Ericsson, F5 Networks, GigaSpaces, Huawei, Infoblox, Intel, KT, Red Hat, Raisecom, Riverbed and ZTE. To date, the project is still under development.

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