Beryllium (Be) is the fourth release of OpenDaylight (ODL), the leading open source platform for programmable, software-defined networks. Multivendor, traditional and greenfield, ODL is the industry’s de facto SDN platform, supporting a broad set of use cases and providing the foundation for networks of the future.
Service providers and enterprises are using ODL to solve key network challenges related to Automated Service Delivery; Network Resource Optimization; Cloud and NFV; Research, Education and Goverment; and Visibility and Control. ODL Be strengthens its architecture based on the Model Driven Service Abstraction Layer (MD-SAL) to deliver higher scale and the ability to easily incorporate new applications and protocols.
Those who have already deployed ODL will see significant improvements in performance, scalability and functionality with ODL Be. New network services offer clustering and high availability, improved data handling, messaging for transport, greater abstraction of network models, broad management of network elements, and a new GUI. ODL Be is the ideal platform to get a full range of options for configuring policy and intent, and there are several new applications built on ODL that make the transition to SDN even easier.
The following figure show the set of functionalities provided in this release for the SDN Controller.