Ronny Lam

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Daylight: A New Open-Source SDN Controller

This is somewhat breaking news by SDN Central:

A new SDN Consortium, code-named Daylight, has created, we’ve learned, led by Cisco and IBM with significant contributions expected from HP, Citrix, and NEC. The structure is an open-source foundation, modeled after the Apache and OpenStack Foundations.

I wonder if this will bring us the controller we have been waiting for. Untill now there was no controller that didn’t have all the features we needed, like a usefull nort-bound interface. Since this market is still only growing on the development side this is not strange. Signals like these can tell that the market is maturing, especially since all the big vendors are working on it. The only thing we need now is customers asking for SDN, or better, demanding.