Extreme Networks, in partnership with US Ignite, is pleased to announce the winners of the first annual Extreme Networks SDN Innovation Challenge.
Out of nine finalists, and an amazing selection of entry proposals, the judging panel awarded prizes to the top three teams for applications that leveraged the Extreme Networks SDN platform to best drive innovation. The projects from all of the finalists will be made into complete and working SDN applications. The awards were presented yesterday, June 1st, in Washington D.C., at the NIST and US Ignite event, the Global City Teams Challenge, an initiative designed to advance the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies within a smart city / smart community environment.
In June 2014, Extreme Networks announced the first ever Extreme SDN Innovation Challenge. Extreme Networks is committed to leading the market transformation towards a new era of networks in collaboration with the open source community. Software Defined Networking is not only a new paradigm on how to design, build and operate open and standards-based networks, it also provides the ability to develop and deploy new applications and networks services transforming the entire networking industry.
SDN is the perfect basis to provide innovative applications and services in conjunction with the network as the Innovation Challenge projects demonstrate, particularly for smart cities and IoT. Over the past year Extreme Networks has been working with US Ignite to mentor, support, and challenge these students to develop innovative application platforms based on SDN. The three winning projects, created by teams of next generation computer scientists and engineers, bring value to our smart cities.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2014-2015 SDN Innovation Challenge!
For a full list of the finalists and descriptions of their projects click here.
Stay tuned for the announcement of the next SDN Innovation Challenge…coming soon!