Kontron, a company known for its embedded computing technology, has acquired open networking technology provider Inocybe Technologies.
This acquisition will secure two strategic objectives for Kontron: one, it bolsters its NFV and SDN offerings for telecoms, cable, and communications service providers (CSPs); and two, it expands an IT network operator customer base from which enterprises, The Internet of Things (IoT), and smart cities, among others, deploy open networking and hybrid cloud infrastructure.
Inocybe adds open networking and OpenDaylight SDN controller expertise to SYMKLOUD portfolio of white box hardware and integrated open source solutions.
Arpit Joshipura, General Manager, Networking & Orchestration, The Linux Foundation, said: “As a Gold Member of LF Networking, Inocybe has been very active in the community in several projects and we are looking forward to even more participation after joining forces with Kontron.”
According to ACG Research, the potential for open source in the telecom service provider market is predicted to be worth $11B by 2023. Furthermore, open networking revenue for the datacenter and enterprise segments – specifically, from in-use SDN capable Ethernet switches – is expected to reach $13.5B by 2021, as reported by IHS Markit.