OpenDaylight is an active community of developers who are passionate about transforming networking. This blog series highlights the people who are collaborating to create the future of SDN and NFV.
David Goldberg is ConteXtream’s lead software engineer and was the first software developer to join the next generation SDN product team. David is also leading ConteXtream’s contribution to the OpenDaylight project and is one of the top commiters to the LISP Flow Mapping project. Prior to Contextream, David was responsible for the development of network analysis tools during his army service in an elite technological group in the IDF Intelligence Corps. David holds a BA in Computer Science and Management (cum laude).
How did you get involved with OpenDaylight?
I got involved with OpenDaylight when ConteXtream decided to base its next generation SDN on open standards and open source emerging in the field. We at ConteXtream believe that an open source and open standards approach to SDN and NFV is the way to achieve a scalable and programmable infrastructure that operators are looking for. This will ensure standardization through a common infrastructure that everyone will use. The advantage of OpenDaylight as an open source project is that everyone can join and help develop the controller. There is no doubt that it will become the best SDN controller in the market. We joined the OpenDaylight project to help create the foundation for our second generation carrier-SDN solution.