The announcement today of OpenDaylight is big news. Industry leading companies are partnering via Open Source to serve an emerging set of market needs:
- Operators: want affordable real-time orchestration and operation of integrated virtual compute, application, and network.
- Application Developers: want a single simple interface to the network. Underlying details such as “router”, or “switch”, or “topology” can be a distraction they desire to abstract and simplify away.
- Equipment Vendors: want a stable forum to interwork a plethora of Application interfaces with a plethora of nascent Network Device programmatic interfaces.
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Tags: API, Daylight, I2RS, intent, open source, opendaylight, OpenFlow, orchestration, SDN, SDN controller, virtualization
Enterprise trends driving SDN and Network Programmability are becoming clearer. The skyrocketing number of virtual/cloud devices is making human configuration infeasible. A natural result will be that networks will move from being integrated based on physical box boundaries to being integrated based on software boundaries. Put another way, traditional box based network integration will be overwhelmed by device proliferation. Therefore businesses must adopt new approaches to device configuration and control. This will include a new layer of network software which will instantiate, orchestrate, and dismantle virtual networks.
But what does this really mean? Read More »
Tags: API, Borderless Networks, Cloud Computing, controller, Enterprise, intent, interface, onePK, partner, SDN, software, virtualization