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What is the difference between ONOS and ODL

asked 2015-07-13 23:58:08 -0700

AntonySilvester gravatar image

hi everyone,

 I recently started working with ODL. Can anyone explain me,

1] The major difference between ONOS and ODL ? 2] In real time, in which fields , these two ONOS and ODL are deployed ? and where it varies ?

thanks in advance, Antony

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answered 2015-07-14 00:20:41 -0700

labry gravatar image

updated 2015-07-14 01:42:59 -0700


I have been working in the SDN field as a researcher for about five years now. Here is my point on the difference between those two.

1) The major differences between the two is that ODL focuses on bringing legacy (BGP, SNMP, and such) and new networks (i.e., OpenFlow and SDN) together whereas ONOS focuses on the performance aspects and the clustering to increase the availability and scalability. I heard that ODL recently started to enhance their performance and Lithium release begins to support clustering. So I think both of them can learn and benefit from each other. So I can safely say the major difference is their focuses, but they could change overtime.

2) ONOS focuses more on carrier-grade networks and many telcos are involved in their projects. ODL has more vendors like Cisco, Juniper, and NEC than ONOS. Real field deployments are not very common for both of them as far as I know.

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answered 2015-07-14 00:24:02 -0700

hjdeore gravatar image

Try below link for basic difference

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answered 2015-07-14 00:33:41 -0700

AntonySilvester gravatar image

thanks labry for the simple and more understandable writeup

thanks hideore

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