Neela Jacques, who became executive director of the OpenDaylight Project in November of 2013, officially announced the availability of the Hydrogen release in his opening keynote at the OpenDaylight summit this week.
Jacques told Enterprise Networking Planet that the OpenDaylight Project has grown significantly since its start in April of 2013. The effort started off with an impressive list of 18 organizations, among them many of the world’s leading networking vendors, including Cisco, Juniper, Brocade and HP. Jacques said that there are now 33 different organizations participating in the OpenDaylight Project, representing the full range of possible IT industry participants.
When OpenDaylight got started, the core of the project was the SDN controller. Since April, the project itself has also expanded dramatically and now includes a broad spectrum of SDN components. The Hydrogen release itself has three separate editions, each designed for certain target use cases.