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Inocybe Announces Fremium OpenDaylight Solution

September 26, 2016

Inocybe Technologies today announced that it is providing free access to a community version of its Open Networking Platform. As a result, users can create customized OpenDaylight distributions from one of the recipe-based use cases in the platform. The company is apparently using the free version as a means to drive potential uptake of its subscription-based services.

Users can leverage the OpenDaylight Lithium, Beryllium, and Boron releases in doing their customizations. They can base those customizations based on existing recipes for connecting OpenDaylight to an OpenFlow node; connecting OpenDaylight to an OVSDB node; dynamic bandwidth provisioning of wide area network links; managing BGP and PCEP attributes of a network; managing NETCONF devices with YANG UI; OpenFlow management and configuration protocol for switches; service function chaining of connected network services; and virtual networking using OpenStack and OpenDaylight integration. Several of these include tutorials and vagrant files for building OpenDaylight networking environments.

The Inocybe software-as-a-service platform was designed to create and provide enterprise-grade OpenDaylight instances for software-defined networking deployments and enables users to employ the hardware of their choice. It can be used to address campus-wide security enforcement, network virtualization with OpenStack, and wide area network optimization.

“Many customers told us they wished they had known about and tried our Open Networking Platform sooner, as it has accelerated their time to a commercial-grade, production deployment,” said Inocybe Technologies COO Andy Salo. “Seeing is believing, so we decided the best way to make this happen, is to offer it free to everyone. Now organizations can leverage the flexibility and power of open source, while staying ‘inside the guardrails’ of a tailored, use case driven ODL distribution.”

As noted above, Inocybe is also promoting its subscription-based plans, which address enterprise, service provider, and vendor customers. Those plans include access to a library of more than 90 use case recipes.

In other recent news from Inocybe, the company announced that its OpenDaylight platform is now generally available and supports Oracle (News - Alert) Solaris.

Edited by Maurice Nagle