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Will OpenDaylight Helium Include Controller Federation?

During the final keynote session at the OpenDaylight Summit on Wednesday afternoon, a panel session led by OpenDaylight Technical Steering Committee Chairman David Meyer,  David Meyerprovided detail on what's likely to come in the next major release of OpenDaylight, tentatively named Helium.

Among the new projects are one known as Application Policy Plugin, submitted by Cisco, and an Intel-contributed vSwitch proposal.

Meyer called a proposed Python OpenDaylight Client very interesting because the project needs to work on its language bindings. Most of OpenDaylight's code is written in Java, while the open source OpenStack cloud project is mostly written in Python.

Developers also discussed other items on the future wish list. One of those items is a federated controller mechanism for OpenDaylight. Ed Warnicke, principal engineer at Cisco Systems, said that being able to coordinate disparate controllers is an important feature.

Read the full story at EntperpriseNetworkingPlanet:
What's Next for OpenDaylight SDN? Helium

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.