The AmLight Express and Protect (AmLight-ExP) project is excited to announce the release 2022.1 of the Kytos-ng SDN Platform. Kytos-ng provides a fast and simple way to deploy an SDN network. Kytos-ng was designed to be easy to install, use, develop and share Network Applications (NApps). Its modular design makes Kytos-ng a lightweight SDN platform. AmLight-ExP has enhanced the Kytos-ng SDN Platform by adding NApps to support the Point-to-Point Ethernet virtual circuits (E-Line), In-band Network Telemetry (INT) for real-time network telemetry reporting, Bi-directional Forwarding Detection (BFD) and other network applications. 

Release 2022.1 includes new functionalities, enhancements, and bug fixes to the Kytos SDN controller, including support for OpenFlow Experimenter actions to enable INT and Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD), a new web user interface (UI), new routines for consistency checks, and a new Pathfinder NApp for computing constrained best paths.

Kytos-ng 2022.1 is being deployed on the AmLight-ExP production R&E network. AmLight-ExP is planning for two more releases in the calendar year 2022. The 2022.1 Kytos-ng release notes are available at the kytos-ng GitHub repository. In addition, the Kytos-ng SDN Platform is open-source and available here on GitHub. 

Kytos-ng is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) AmLight Express and Protect (AmLIght-ExP) (Award # OAC-2029283) project members Florida International University (FIU) and rednesp (Research and Education Network at Sao Paulo/Brazil)