Baidu joins OpenDaylight Project

Staff writer
04 Jan 2017

The OpenDaylight Project, the open source platform for programmable, software-defined networks (SDN), said Chinese search engine Baidu has joined the project at the Silver level.

This follows a recent announcement by Baidu to open source one of its key machine learning tools, PaddlePaddle, and demonstrates the company’s continued commitment to open source.

Growing mobile markets in China over the past several years have connected more people to the internet and opened up tremendous opportunities and venues for new business platforms and channel strategies in the region.

Baidu is advancing artificial intelligence as the next stage of the internet and is using deep learning to enable new technologies for autonomous driving and e-health services.

The OpenDaylight platform will enable Baidu to optimize and automate their network.

Liu Ning, system department deputy director at Baidu said SDN platform will enable the company to be a more nimble organization and rapidly deliver new services that meet the changing needs and diverse interests of our users and customers.

Liu also joins the OpenDaylight advisory group to provide technical and strategic guidance to the OpenDaylight technical steering committee and OpenDaylight developer community based on the challenges of running a real-world network.

In addition to Baidu, Chinese two major internet players – Alibaba and Tecent- have also joined the OpenDaylight project.

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