Opensource SDN Controller for Global Networks

OpenKilda SDN Controller

CloudSmartz is a key contributor and prime integration partner for OpenKilda – a carrier-grade opensource SDN controller designed for OpenFlow programmable switches – as well as NETCONF protocols that our teams introduced for switch agnostic control. 

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OpenKilda | Why is this carrier-grade SDN controller better?

OpenKilda has been architected from the ground up from web-scale technologies and solves the scalability challenge other SDN controllers face. OpenKilda specifically addresses scalability, network state, self-healing, and telemetry – it also includes a path computation engine as well as an advanced graphical user interface that provides Communication Service Providers complete SDN control.

The creation of OpenKilda was a reaction to the lessons learned from other Base Network Controllers (BNC).
As noted by the contributors on the OpenKilda website:

“OpenKilda solves the problem of latency while providing a scalable SDN control & data-plane and end-to-end flow telemetry. OpenKilda is a scalable SDN Controller, architected from the ground up from web-scale technologies. OpenKilda solves the scalability challenge other SDN controllers face and was built to manage the unreliable control plane which can traverse across multiple carriers over long distances.”

OpenKilda FEATURES

OpenKilda is a Web-Scale SDN Controller

OpenKilda solves the scalability challenge other SDN controllers face and was built to manage unreliable control plane which can traverse across multiple carriers over long distances.

OpenKilda was designed to control up to a 100,000-switch network with 16 million flows

OpenKilda provides stats collection and visualization to help you manage your global network

Multiple data-points are collected for comprehensive end-to-end network state

OpenKilda includes a Path Computation Engine that deals with dynamic customer provisioning

Allows your network to automatically recover from equipment and link failures

OpenKilda includes a graphical interface to configuration, telemetry and state monitoring

With the options of BGP, OpenFlow-enabled switches or simply NETCONF protocol, OpenKilda will typically allow service providers to keep your current infrastructure – decreasing your barrier to entry for network automation.  We can work with almost all switches, including: NoviFlow, Cisco, Infinera, Juniper, Huawei, whitebox, and more.

OpenKilda Advantages

Software-defined networking enables network automation

SDN is the physical separation of the network control plane from the forwarding plane, and where a control plane controls several devices – enabling effeciencies in your network operations teams – and allowing for total control and automation to your Enterprise & SMB clients.

Bandwidth on Demand (BOD)

Enable your customers to create the network they want – all by themselves. This allows on-demand connectivity between different endpoints / edges of the circuit and different network services.

Network as a Service (NaaS)

Allow your customers to  delivering enterprise-wide area network services virtually – encompassing bandwidth-on-demand, SD-WAN, Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), cloud services, managing VNFs via Marketplace, and more.

Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP)

Enable your devices to be self-provisioned and configured automatically – adapting to market demands and customer experience by eliminating costs and effort to provision, from days and months to mere minutes. 

OpenKilda BENEFITS

Carrier-built SDN Controller for scaling global networks

OpenKilda solves the problem of latency while providing a scalable SDN control & data-plane and end-to-end flow telemetry. This scalable SDN Controller is architected from the ground up with web-scale technologies – and opensource for open-ended innovation.

Built by Carriers

Designed by network operators for use by network operators at scale, speed, and visibility.

Opensource SDN Controller

Future proof, allows new features/functionality to be added over the life of the network

Scalable Orchestration

Designed for on-demand, dynamic multi-domain networks and lifecycle orchestration

End-to-End Customer Experience

OpenKilda has been commercially deployed around the world - in multiple data centers, countries, and CSPs

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