PANTHEON.tech, the proven supporter of open-source software and its communities, and leader in Software Defined Networking (SDN) and the OpenDaylight (ODL) platform, decided to open-source the core components of the current go-to SDN controller development kit: lighty.io.
Today, PANTHEON.tech continues to push forward the open-source community projects and its commercial applications developed on open-source software, especially the lighty.io core.
What is lighty.io?
lighty.io journey started when we realized the way to move the upstream project to the direction we envisioned was to provide a solution rather than talk about it. Therefore we’ve focused on a solution of the biggest pain point of current ODL, and turned it into the idea-bearer of the whole product. We’ve taken the biggest obstacle – Apache Karaf, out of the ODL developers lives, and hence improving their efficiency tremendously.
On the other hand the lighty.io commercial product is available for purchase is developed using the same lighty.io core which gets open-sourced today. We are tirelessly adding new features with the demand and cooperation with our customers. Such as the lighty.io Network Topology Visualisation Component, Go/Java/Python RESTCONF clients, improved RESTCONF notifications with HTTP 2.0 support, improved southbound NETCONF plugin with the implemented support of YANG actions, NETCONF simulator to name a few.
Our vision from the start was to enhance the commercial version of lighty.io with bleeding edge features and improvements that are not yet in open-source ODL. This will leverage lighty.io users capability to speed up their development and deployment. Today, users will get the chance to experience these changes, instead of waiting until such improvements appear in the upstream or developing themselves.
Future of SDN
We believe this generous act will result in spinning up new projects based on OpenDaylight components making them faster and cheaper to develop and will give you a competitive edge in today’s fast evolving world of micro service and cloud-oriented deployments.
We encourage all OpenDaylight users, Data Center managers, Telco and Service Provider DevOps to give lighty.io a try with their existing applications. It will be amaze you.
There is more to come, as we will reveal how lighty.io cuts down the software development costs and time, helping our customers to consume complex data center management features with ease.
Stay tuned and watch this space for the other great announcements around lighy.io which will take space in the event. Be there to witness the amazing.