NETCONF and YANG for Free!
Implement Programmability at No Cost
Tail-f has created a free version of ConfD, a powerful management agent software framework for network elements. Network Element Providers (NEPs) and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) can download and use ConfD Basic — at no cost — to radically reduce the time and resources needed to implement advanced programmable management capability in their network elements and applications.
As a way to easily enable further industry adoption of NETCONF and YANG, Tail-f provides a free version of ConfD called ConfD Basic. This free version is, in many ways, identical to Tail-f’s full version of our industry-leading product, ConfD Premium (with a few limitations).
Vendors can use this free version of ConfD to develop programmable NETCONF and YANG enabled products. There are three core advantages for network element vendors who use ConfD:
It is faster and cheaper to build northbound management interfaces and applications with ConfD.
Northbound management interfaces and applications developed with ConfD are more complete, reliable, and functional than those developed in-house.
NETCONF/YANG Management Tools
Large service providers, such as AT&T and Deutsche Telekom prefer the NETCONF and YANG standards.