AT&T, ClearPath Networks and Nokia Networks have joined the OpenDaylight Project, an open source platform to advance Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), joining 47 other vendors and more than 460 developers. The OpenDaylight is a independently funded software Collaborative Project at The Linux Foundation.
Recently, the OpenDaylight Project unveiled Lithium, the third open SDN software release, moving towards production-ready products that leverage an open platform for NFV.
AT&T has been using OpenDaylight since its first release and has incorporated the software into production for its Network-on-Demand capabilities. The Operator is submitting its customized YANG Design Studio Tool as an open source through the OpenDaylight community to enable developers to create services that fit into AT&T's software-defined framework and any YANG driven implementation.
At the same time, Nokia Networks and ClearPath Networks will adopt the OpenDaylight Project to facilitate service providers' NFV implementations.