Opendaylight project, this week released Helium, marking a major upgrade to its existing Software Defined Networking (SDN) platform, Hygrogen. The second code upgrade comes with a new user interface and a much simpler and customizable installation process, where users can build on-demand combinations of components and features to customize their solution thanks to the use of the Apache Karaf container, according to Opendaylight.
OpenDaylight's open SDN and NFV platform has evolved to include 11 new protocols, applications and technologies making it the most flexible and interoperable platform available. There is deeper integration with OpenStack for those who want to manage their networks using OpenDaylight including significant improvements in the Open vSwitch Database Integration project, and a technology preview of advanced OpenStack features 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, an application policy framework and tools for Service Function Chaining.