ODL enables network services across a spectrum of hardware in multivendor environments. Our microservices architecture allows users to control applications, protocols and plugins, as well as to provide connections between external consumers and providers. ODL’s development is driven by a large, global community that updates the platform roughly every six months and continuously adapts it to support the industry’s broadest set of SDN and NFV use cases.
Most networks have been architected to accommodate the needs and workloads of the moment. With SDN you can optimize existing networks to fit your needs today, and more easily adapt them as your requirements change. Because there isn’t just one implementation for SDN, OpenDaylight is building a common platform that can be configured in any number of ways to solve your network challenges. ODL integrates open source, open standards and open APIs to deliver an SDN platform that makes your network more programmable, intelligent and adaptable.