Carbon is the sixth major release from OpenDaylight and follows the Boron release that debuted in September 2016. OpenDaylight first started in April 2013 as Linux Foundation Collaborative Project, with the goal of building an open SDN platform.
Phil Robb, Interim Executive Director for OpenDaylight told EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet that from the beginning, OpenDaylight was designed to be a general-purpose development platform for building programmable networks He noted that early releases of OpenDaylight put the core platform in place.
Among the use cases that OpenDaylight Carbon helps to support is Internet of Things (IOT). Robb explained that Carbon adds the standards-based IoTDM plugin infrastructure to allow easy implementation of new device plugins.
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