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In the past year the networking industry has come to embrace open source as the right path toward achieving innovation and interoperability for software-defined networks. The OpenDaylight Project is a community-led, industry supported framework for accelerating adoption of SDN. The project’s second open source software release, Helium, has evolved to include 11 new protocols, applications and technologies making it the most flexible and interoperable SDN and NFV platform available. Over a dozen vendors are building their controllers on top of OpenDaylight, and users are seeing the value of a common SDN platform and beginning to turn to OpenDaylight for testing.
OpenDaylight Helium is aimed at developers and users who want to start testing and managing SDN in production environments. It comes with a new user interface and a much simpler and customizable installation process. The components within OpenDaylight are now available as a collection of features that users can hand-select thanks to the use of the Apache Karaf container. There is deeper integration with OpenStack for those who want to manage their networks using OpenDaylight. This includes a redesigned Open vSwitch Database (OVSDB) library, plugin and API, and a technology preview of advanced services for OpenStack Neutron such as Security Groups, Distributed Virtual Router and Load Balancing-as-a-Service. The OpenDaylight platform has evolved in other key areas including high availability, clustering and security, as well as strengthening and adding new protocols like OpenFlow Table Type Patterns, PacketCable MultiMedia (PCMM), an application policy framework and tools for Service Function Chaining.
Please join us to learn how OpenDaylight is paving the way for SDN innovation and interoperability in software-defined networks.
This OpenDaylight Webinar has already occurred. You may view the archived assets here.