Recently, Samsung joined the newly formed Linux Foundation Networking Fund (the Linux Foundation Network Fund, or LFN for short) as its platinum member. The new organization coordinates software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). The organization's strengths are increased operational excellence, simplified member engagement and increased collaboration between open source web projects and standards-setting bodies.
According to the Linux Foundation's charter, Platinum members "have the right to participate in and support the production, manufacture, use, marketing and standardization of Linux and other open source technologies at an annual fee of $ 500,000.
Woojune Kim, senior vice president, Samsung Electronics North America, said: "I strongly believe that the Linux Foundation Network project will be an important driver of innovation for next-generation networks, including 5G. As a member of the project, Samsung will step up its cooperation with the open source community to ensure that carrier-grade solutions based on the latest technologies, such as cloud data centers, are launched. & rdquo;
Arpit Joshipura, managing director of the Linux Foundation Network and orchestration, said: "Taking Linux's Cloud Native Computing Foundation as an example, it combines Kubernetes with other platform-as-a-service (PaaS) cloud initiatives. Over the past five years, the Network Foundation project has greatly accelerated network innovation, enabling the data network to grow at an unprecedented rate in the coming decades. & rdquo;
In addition to Samsung, LFN members include Microsoft, LinkedIn, HP Enterprise, Fujitsu, Comcast, China Unicom, Canonical, Baidu, ZTE, Vodafone, Verizon, VMWare, SUSE, Red Hat, Qualcomm, Orange, Nokia, Intel, Huawei, Ericsson, IBM, Cisco and Bell.
▲ Platinum members
▲ gold and silver membership