In a process that took days rather than months, Calix's AXOS platform now integrates with OpenDaylight release Carbon, an open source platform used in software-defined networking controllers.
Both OpenDaylight (ODL) and AXOS include native NETCONF/YANG interfaces, enabling Calix to complete integration within days rather than the three months to nine months it would have taken using traditional methods, according to the vendor. Now interoperability is proven, service providers can easily and rapidly integrate AXOS into their SDN controllers, Calix said.
"Instead of investing in proprietary SDN orchestrators to connect a vendor's legacy complex systems into SDN, we built AXOS to connect natively with open source frameworks like OpenDaylight," said Shane Eleniak, vice president of systems products at Calix, in a news release. "This approach dramatically reduces the operational complexity that comes with having these legacy systems tightly coupled to proprietary SDN orchestrators and controllers, which are essentially just middleware."
AXOS collapses BNG, routing, aggregation and routing onto one natively SDN software platform that cuts operators' costs and improves efficiencies, while supporting automation and enhancing margins, added Michael Weening, executive vice president of global sales at Calix.
— Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020. Follow us on Twitter @UBB2020 or @alisoncdiana.