ONOS Project launches ‘Blackbird’ SDN platform
The ONOS Project, part of the Open Networking Lab (ON.Lab), has announced the Blackbird release of its Open Network Operating System (ONOS). The second ONOS release, Blackbird improves the platform’s ability to support high performance, scale and availability. It offers metrics designed to enable evaluation of the ‘carrier-grade quotient’ of SDN control plane platforms/controllers. Metrics currently used to measure performance, including simplistic ones such as Cbench, do not provide a complete or accurate view of the SDN control plane capabilities, thereby highlighting the need for a more indicative set of measurements.
Blackbird is designed to give organisations a more accurate view of the SDN control plane capabilities than current metrics, such as Cbench, officials said. Performance metrics in the operating system touch on topology, northbound traffic and flow operations throughput.
ONOS Project officials want users to apply these metrics to their use of Blackbird to validate the performance, scalability and high availability of the SDN platform.