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Open Networking Foundation Releases Second Version of Atrium with support for OpenDaylight

Second Release of Atrium Incorporates OpenDaylight, Improves ONOS Support, and Adds Leaf-Spine Fabric and is supported by NoviFlow’s high-performance OpenFlow switches!

The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) today announced the second release of Atrium which extends its support of OpenFlow controllers to include the OpenDaylight platform. This release builds on the first open SDN software distribution, Atrium 2015/A, released by the organization last June, which supported the ONOS controller and hardware from seven vendors including NoviFlow.

The focus of the second release of Atrium is the incorporation of OpenDaylight into the Atrium router. The router in this release is built on the OpenDaylight framework and controls OpenFlow hardware switches using Quagga’s open-source implementation of the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), a control plane protocol for Internet routing. The most important features of Atrium’s first release, namely flow objectives and device drivers, are implemented in the OpenDaylight Device Identification and Driver Module (DIDM) that allows the router to work across multiple different OpenFlow v1.3 hardware pipelines. Hardware from NoviFlow interoperates with the OpenDaylight implementation of Atrium, with additional vendors to follow.

NoviFlow has been a supporter of the Atrium project since its inception, and has integrated Atrium as a core element of NoviFlow’s Scale-out BGP Router solution.  NoviFlow is pleased to have supported the expansion of this ground-breaking initiative to now include OpenDaylight!