As a new member it will focus on integrating and automating the networking layer of OpenStack architectures
Extreme Networks has become a member of the OpenStack community, an open source cloud operating system founded by Rackspace and NASA.
OpenStack brings together a community of cloud service providers and technology vendors focused on building open source software infrastructure for public, private and hybrid cloud architectures.
Extreme Networks said that as a new member, it will focus on integrating and automating the networking layer of OpenStack architectures, enabling advanced service layer capabilities and end-to-end provisioning of resources.
With the emergence of private and public cloud architectures, the OpenStack open source initiative aim to accelerate the deployment of open and interoperable cloud services.
A key component to enabling cloud services is defining and integrating network-level functionality into the stack with the goal of creating a fully automated and self-provisioning cloud infrastructure.
With its high-performance data center solutions, the BlackDiamond and Summit switches running the ExtremeXOS operating system, Extreme Networks is well suited to deliver high performance cloud-based networking infrastructure.
Extreme Networks that has advanced data center features including XNV and Direct Attach, has been integrating across multi-vendor virtualised environments in Managed Hosting, Cloud and Enterprise environments.
Extreme Networks data center solutions marketing director Kevin Ryan said OpenStack shares their vision of open and scalable cloud computing.
"The OpenStack community is positioned to define how cloud services are built and delivered," Ryan said.