Uniting Open Source-Based Cloud Solutions with OpenDaylight Q&A
Thanks to all who joined us for the OpenDaylight Webinar, Uniting Open Source-Based Cloud Solutions with OpenDaylight. In the webinar, SDxCentral and OpenDaylight reviewed market trends in open SDN and cloud networking, with a focus on Boron milestones. In particular, OpenDaylight focused on the architecture that is being developed across the OpenStack and OpenDaylight project to enable OpenStack service function chaining support in OpenDaylight controller.
After the webinar, we took questions from audience, which you can read below.
How do OpenStack and OpenDaylight developers work together?
ODL: Several developers work in both projects, mostly via the OVSDB, NetVirt and Neutron plug-in projects. The new ODL Federation project also focuses on unifying ODL and OpenStack more easily. In addition, member companies typically have developers assigned to each effort, and in the course of building their own open source-based commercial solutions, have done additional integration, testing and documentation
Are the integrations tested?
ODL: Without knowing which integrations are meant here…there are periodic plugfests testing the southbound protocols. OPNFV is a project dedicated to testing designs which include a number of open source infrastructure, including ODL. Other frameworks mentioned during the webinar are either new, or have been tested in private environments.
Are there organizations using this v-CO architecture now?
ODL: v-CO is a new architecture under development by a variety of entities. It has not yet been deployed as such, although there may be existing architectures which are similar.
Can you point me to any info on service function chaining use cases (and benefits) for carriers?
ODL: This link provides an overview, with links to reference architectures and user case studies.
Can OpenDaylight work with or integrate with other SDN orchestrators?
ODL: There is currently no active standard for east-west, peer-to-peer integration, but OpenDaylight is in use in several carriers as a “super-controller” or controller of controllers.
Which vendors best support OpenDaylight today?
ODL: What is “best” depends on the user’s needs. The commercial ecosystem includes distributions of the OpenDaylight controller; customized solutions with OpenDaylight at their core–some intended to be on-premises, others delivered as a service; and systems integration and training providers. In several cases, these different providers sometimes partner with each other to fulfill the user organization’s needs.