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    On-demand scalable platform for deploying multi-vendor SDN/NFV solution sandboxes based on a menu of solution options.

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    • Development Environments
    • Test Environments
    • Continous Integration
  • User Documentation

    SD CLOUD Clusters
    ODL SDCLOUD Cluster
    ONOS SDCLOUD Cluster
    ML2 SDCLOUD Cluster
    CONTRAIL SDCLOUD Cluster
    CORD SDCLOUD Cluster
    OpenStack Cluster details

  • OpenContrail Sandbox

    OpenContrail is an open-source SDN Controller built using industry-standard protocols that provides all the necessary components for Network Virtualization, Multi-Tenant Networking, Network Programmability and Automation, and Analytics.

    OpenContrail enables networks to provide agile, elastic, and cost-effective services, reducing your capital expenditures, minimizing your operational expenses, and improving your ROI in the process.

    Deploying OpenContrail may be a very demanding exercise, particularly in terms of hardware, configuration, and stability. As a result, architects, developers, and anyone else interested in learning about OpenContrail may have a difficult time in creating a multi-node setup to test its complex features.

    This is where Criterion SDCloud Platform comes in – you no longer have to worry about deploying OpenContrail on your own, without any help from an expert. Criterion SDCloud Platform does it all for you, at a fraction of the time and cost.

    No Hardware and Time Constraints

    Using Criterion SDCloud Platform, users can sign up and quickly spin up their own private, multi-node OpenContrail sandboxes for testing, learning, and development. OpenContrail sandbox environments can be used for any length of time; once no longer needed, they can be easily shut down. Nothing can be more convenient than that.

    Integrated with OpenStack

    By default, the OpenContrail Sandbox in the Criterion SDCloud Platform comes integrated with OpenStack, allowing users the chance to experience first-hand their own end-to-end, miniature, and production-grade private cloud environment. With OpenStack at their disposal, anyone wanting to try out OpenContrail and orchestrate their own private cloud can do so easily enough. No longer will OpenContrail prove intimidating – rather, once you find that its ideal for your purposes, you’ll end up using it and taking advantage of its capabilities.

    Multi-Node Deployment with Various Configurations

    The OpenContrail Sandbox in the Criterion SDCloud Platform is available in two topologies:

    1. No HA – consists of five (5) nodes, with OpenContrail controller in a single-node configuration.
    2. Full HA – consists of seven (7) nodes, with OpenContrail Controller in a three-node configuration.

    Below is a diagram of the full HA configuration.

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    For users interested in performance testing and seeing how OpenContrail works on real hardware, Criterion Networks is working on getting a sandbox on a bare-metal server for a more production-grade feel.

    Multi-Version Availability

    With Criterion Networks, you get to experience and play around with sandboxes installed with the latest stable and development versions of OpenContrail. Since the de-facto cloud orchestrator for OpenContrail is OpenStack, you can try OpenContrail with the latest versions of OpenStack as well.

    Below is the latest compatibility matrix:

    OpenStack/OpenContrail VersionsR2.1R3.0R3.2
    KiloAvailableBetaUpcoming
    MitakaBetaBetaUpcoming
    NewtonUpcomingUpcomingUpcoming

    Advantages

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    OpenContrail Sandbox

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  • OpenDayLight Sandbox

    OpenDayLight is a community-led, open, industry-supported framework, consisting of code and blueprints, for accelerating adoption, fostering new innovation, reducing risk, and creating a more transparent approach to Software-Defined Networking.
    Similar to OpenContrail’s case, deploying OpenDaylight may be a very demanding exercise for anyone wanting to learn more about it. Criterion SDCloud Platform eases setup and deployment of OpenDaylight. You don’t have to worry about the nitty-gritty of configuration and deployment – we will do that for you.

    No Hardware and Time Constraints

    Using Criterion SDCloud Platform, users can sign up and quickly spin up their own private, multi-node OpenDaylight sandboxes for testing, learning, developing, and validating concepts for eventual production use. OpenDaylight sandbox environments can be used for any length of time; once no longer needed, they can be easily shut down. Nothing can be more convenient than that.

    OpenStack Integrated

    By default, the OpenDaylight Sandbox in the Criterion SDCloud Platform comes integrated with OpenStack, allowing users the chance to experience first-hand their own end-to-end, miniature, and production-grade private cloud environment. With OpenStack at their disposal, anyone wanting to try out OpenContrail and orchestrate their own private cloud can do so easily enough. No longer will OpenContrail prove intimidating – rather, once you find that its ideal for your purposes, you’ll end up using it and taking advantage of its capabilities.

    Multi-Node Deployment with Various Configurations

    The OpenDaylight Sandbox in the Criterion SDCloud Platform is available in two topologies:

    1. No HA – consists of five (5) nodes, with OpenDaylight controller in a single-node configuration
    2. Full HA – consists of seven (7) nodes, with OpenDaylight Controller in a three-node configuration

    Below is a diagram of the full HA configuration.

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    For users interested in performance testing and seeing how OpenDaylight works on real hardware, Criterion Networks is working on getting a sandbox on bare-metal servers for a more production-grade feel.

    Multi-Version Availability

    With Criterion Networks, you get to experience and play around with sandboxes installed with the both stable and development versions of OpenDaylight. Since the de-facto cloud orchestrator for OpenDaylight is OpenStack, you can try OpenDaylight with the latest versions of OpenStack as well.

    Below is the latest compatibility matrix:

    OpenStack/OpenDaylight VersionsBerylliumBoron
    KiloAvailableUpcoming
    MitakaBetaUpcoming
    NewtonUpcomingUpcoming

    Advantages
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    OpenDayLight Sandbox

    Learn More and Sign Up

  • Neutron ML2 Sandbox

    Neutron ML2 is an internal OpenStack project to facilitate OpenStack networking of Layer2 networking technologies found in complex, real-world data centers. It currently works with Open vSwitch and provides “networking as a service” features between interface devices, e.g. vNICs.
    Deploying Neutron ML2 along with OpenStack may be a very demanding exercise for those wanting to try it out and see if it will fit their requirements. Consequently, architects, developers, and anyone wanting to learn about Neutron ML2 may have a difficult time in creating a multi-node setup running with all the components for testing its complex features.

    This is where Criterion SDCloud Platform comes in. With Criterion SDCloud Platform, you don’t have to worry about the nitty-gritty of implementing Neutron ML2 in your OpenStack network. We will do that for you – focus on learning about its benefits, rather than how to handle setup and configuration.

    No Hardware and Time Constraints

    Using Criterion SDCloud Platform, users can sign up and quickly spin up their own private, multi-node Neutron ML2 sandboxes for testing, learning, developing, and validating the concepts for using it in your environment, and gaining from its advantages and benefits. Neutron ML2 sandbox environments can be used for any length of time; once no longer needed, they can be easily shut down. Nothing can be more convenient than that.

    Multi-Node Deployment with Various Configurations

    The Neutron ML2 Sandbox in the Criterion SDCloud Platform is available in two topologies:

    1. No HA – consists of four (4) nodes, with Neutron ML2 controller in a single-node configuration.
    2. Full HA – consists of seven (7) nodes, with Neutron ML2 Controller in a three-node configuration.

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    For users interested in performance testing and seeing how Neutron ML2 works on real hardware, Criterion Networks is working on getting a sandbox on a bare-metal server for a more production-grade feel.

    Multi-Version Availability

    With Criterion Networks, you get to experience and play around with Neutron ML2sandboxes installed with the latest stable and development versions of OpenStack.

    Below is the latest compatibility matrix:

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    OpenStack VersionAvailability
    KiloAvailable
    MitakaBeta
    NewtonUpcoming

    Advantages
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  • ONOS Sandbox
    The Open Network Operating System (ONOS) is a scalable, highly-available, and high-performing SDN OS designed to make it easy to create apps and services for your networks. In the few years since the start of its development, ONOS has quickly matured and is now ready for deployment in your production environment.

    However, if you have just started wading into SDN’s waters, deploying ONOS may be a very demanding exercise. As a result, architects, developers, and anyone wanting to learn about ONOS may have a difficult time in creating a multi-node setup with all the components needed for testing its features. This is where Criterion SDCloud Platform comes in – we make it easy for you to test ONOS by giving you access to sandboxes that run on the OS, without the attendant difficulties in setup and configuration.

    No Hardware and Time Constraints

    Using Criterion SDCloud Platform, you can sign up and quickly spin your own private, multi-node ONOS sandbox for testing, learning, developing, and validating the use of ONOS in your environment, and gaining from its advantages and benefits. ONOS sandbox environments can be used for any length of time; once no longer needed, they can be easily shut down. Nothing can be more convenient than that.

    OpenStack Integrated

    ONOS Sandbox in Criterion SDCloud comes integrated with OpenStack by default. With Criterion SDCloud Platform, you can experience a miniature production-grade private cloud environment, with OpenStack orchestrating the cloud, and ONOS running the network features.

    ONOS has two flavors offering OpenStack integration:

    1. VTN Application – an ONOS-based application developed and contributed by Huawei and China UNICOM as part of the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV)
    2. SONA Application – the default ONOS application for integrating with OpenStack

    Currently, we are offering ONOS integration with VTN Application. We will be adding support for SONA going forward.

    Multi-Node Deployment with Various Configurations

    The ONOS Sandbox in the Criterion SDCloud Platform is available in two topologies:

    1. No HA – consists of five (5) nodes, with ONOS controller in a single-node configuration.
    2. Full HA – consists of seven (7) nodes, with ONOS Controller in a three-node configuration

    The no-HA configuration is shown in the diagram below.

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    For users interested in performance testing and seeing how ONOS works on real hardware, Criterion Networks is working on getting a sandbox on a bare-metal server for a more production-grade feel.

    Multi-Version Availability

    With Criterion Networks, you get to experience and play around with ONOS sandboxes installed with the latest stable and development versions of both ONOS and OpenStack.

    Below is the latest compatibility matrix:

    OpenStack/ONOS VersionsGoldeneyeHummingbird
    KiloAvailableUpcoming
    MitakaBeta
    NewtonUpcomingUpcoming

    Advantages
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  • CORD Sandbox

    CORD™ (Central Office Re-Architected as a Datacenter) started off as a use case for ONOS, and is now a full-blown open-source project. CORD, as its name implies, brings Cloud-style economies of scale and agility to the central office. Aside from Cloud services, its other features include Virtual Tenant Networking and Network Function Virtualization.

    If you are new to SDN, deploying CORD may turn out to be a very demanding exercise. Thus, architects, developers, and anyone interested in learning about it may find it difficult to create a multi-node CORD setup with all the components needed to completely test its features. This is where Criterion SDCloud Platform comes in – we make it easy for you to test CORD in a sandbox all your own, at a fraction of the time and cost it would take if you deploy CORD on your own.

    No Hardware and Time Constraints

    Using Criterion SDCloud Platform, you can sign up and quickly spin your own private, multi-node CORD sandbox for testing, learning, developing, and validating the use of CORD in your environment, and gaining from its advantages and benefits. CORD sandbox environments can be used for any length of time; once no longer needed, they can be easily shut down. Nothing can be more convenient than that.

    OpenStack Integrated

    Your CORD Sandbox on the Criterion SDCloud Platform comes integrated with OpenStack by default. With Criterion SDCloud Platform, you can experience a miniature production-grade private cloud environment, with OpenStack orchestrating the cloud, and CORD running the network features.

    Multi-Node Deployment with Various Configurations

    CORD Sandbox is offered in the following topologies:

    1. No HA – consists of six (6) nodes, with the ONOS controller and XOS orchestrator in a single node configuration
    2. Full HA – consists of eight (8) nodes, with the ONOS controller in a 3-node configuration

    A diagram of the CORD Sandbox’s HA configuration is shown below.

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    For users interested in performance testing and seeing how CORD works on real hardware, Criterion Networks is working on getting a sandbox on a bare-metal server for a more production-grade feel.

    Multi-Version Availability

    With Criterion Networks, you get to experience and play around with CORD sandboxes installed with the latest stable and development versions of both CORD and OpenStack.

    Below is the latest compatibility matrix:

    OpenStack/CORD VersionsCord-1.0
    KiloAvailable
    MitakaBeta
    NewtonUpcoming

    Advantages

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