这意味着HP将要向OpenDaylight贡献更多的资助金额，但是更重要的是，这也意味着为项目贡献技术人员——至少两年的10个全职工作人员。HP已经为OpenDaylight方面已经做了很多工作，已经为OpenDaylight控制器和一个最新批准的authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA)项目提供了很多帮助。
“What I’ve seen in HP is a company that really wanted to do its due diligence,” says Neela Jacques, OpenDaylight executive director. “HP took the time to really validate a lot of the questions around OpenDaylight — what would the governance be like? What kind of developers would show up, and what would be the quality of the code?”
Now HP will be beefing up its presence, expecting to make a bigger impact on the project. “When we show up in any of these spaces, we tend to move the needle” in terms of code contribution and project leadership, says Sarwar Raza, HP’s director of cloud networking and SDN. Raza will be joining the OpenDaylight board, filling the seat that HP is entitled to as a platinum member.
In addition, David Lenrow will be joining OpenDaylight’s Technical Steering Committee, the group that, among other things, is in charge of code releases. Lenrow is an architect at HP and a vice-chair of the Northbound Interfaces working group in the Open Networking Foundation — but you really know him for being a contributor to SDNCentral.
HP becomes the ninth platinum member of OpenDaylight, following Brocade, Cisco, Citrix, Ericsson, IBM, Juniper, Microsoft, and Red Hat. The project has two gold members and a couple dozen silver members.
Lately, HP seems to be reaffirming its love for all things “open,” as the OpenDaylight upgrade comes on the heels of last week’s $1 billion commitment to HP’s OpenStack-based public cloud during the next two years. Separately from all that, HP has named Senior Vice President Antonio Neri to run the Networking division, succeeding Bethany Mayer, as SDNCentral learned on Friday.
关于AAA项目： 它是关于对API提供授权的（与电信网络中的AAA服务器为终端用户授权是不同的）， 在概念上和OpenStack的Keystone相似，OpenDaylight的 AAA 服务使网络确定一个API请求访问的角色和授权。