OpenContrail is based on proven and stable network protocols, giving developers the opportunity to innovate, adopt and experiment with SDN technology that seamlessly integrates with existing network infrastructures. By making OpenContrail freely available, service providers and enterprises can now rapidly test and build SDNs that fit their unique needs and accelerates the move from lab environments to full scale production.
The cloud technology ecosystem is increasingly dominated by open source software -- including open source orchestration systems, operating systems and hypervisors. To provide a complete stack of validated data center solutions that includes software and hardware components,
The use of OpenContrail is available today via an Apache 2.0 License. OpenContrail will provide all the components necessary to run a data-center overlay including an SDN controller, virtual router, orchestration API, analytics and management console. The source code and documentation are available at www.opencontrail.org.
•OpenContrail provides unparalleled access to all aspects of the Contrail source code, providing customers with the following benefits: •Easy integration with existing physical infrastructures because it is based on proven protocols such as XMPP and BGP and leverages the standards work from ETSI and IETF. •A stable platform for developers that is not dependent on emerging standards and is more reliable than proprietary networking stacks due to community collaboration. •Production-ready codebase that has already been trialed by more than 40 service providers and enterprises worldwide. •Integration with a wide range of hypervisors, orchestration systems and physical networking equipment including: •Hypervisor support for KVM and XEN •Most industry switches and routers including
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