If you have wondered why there isn’t a open-source project for IP routing then you will be pleased to know that CloudRouter has announced that it is production ready.
CloudRouter is a spin out from IIX who needed a software router and developed one internally. After gathering a group of the collaborators they have packaged it with OpenDaylight and ONOS controllers and formed this project.
The CloudRouter Project was founded by a group of open source industry veterans, and initially sponsored by IIX Inc, the global software-defined interconnection company. The Project is a response to industry demand for a secure, high-quality SDN and router distribution which enables migration to the cloud without giving up control over network routing and governance.
CloudRouter is engineered for the cloud. It is designed for public and private cloud deployments.
CloudRouter was initially conceived with containers in-mind. As this emerging technology continues to evolve, CloudRouter will adopt and support new container formats.
Notable things from my perspective:
- “Native” integration with ONOS and OpenDaylight
- Runs in Docker & Rkt containers – link
- Boot from USB
- Available on Google Cloud and Amazon AWS
- based on Fedora 7.1/Fedora 22 (most people use Ubuntu)
It even includes base functionality for VPNs – IPSec, SSL, L2TP, failover and synchronization – in the current release based SWAN.
Press Release: Open Source CloudRouter Goes to Production