|Developer||The VyOS Project
(Fork of Vyatta Core 6.6 R1)
|OS family||Unix-like Routing|
|Source model||Open source|
|Initial release||22 December 2013|
|Latest release||26 September 2014|
|Marketing target||Free computing|
|Kernel type||Monolithic (Linux)|
|License||Free software licenses
(mainly GNU GPL)
VyOS is a fork of the Vyatta Core edition of routing software. VyOS is a Linux based routing solution built on the Debian Linux distribution, and currently runs on i386 and X86_64 bit platforms.
VyOS provides a free and open source routing platform that competes directly with other commercially available solutions from well known Network providers. VyOS is unique in that it run on any x86 based hardware in 32 bit or 64 bit. Because of this ability the VyOS software is able to be used as a router and firewall platform for cloud deployments.
After Brocade Communications stopped development of the Vyatta Core Edition of the Vyatta Routing software, a small group of enthusiasts took the last Community Edition, and worked on building an Open Source version to live on in place of the end of life VC.  
VyOS version 1.0.0 (Hydrogen) was released on December 22, 2013. This release is built on Debian Squeeze and is available as a 32-bit image for physical machines (i386), a 64-bit image - both physical and virtual (amd64), and a 32-bit image for virtual machines (i386-virt).
Keeping with the naming convention the next major release will be Helium.
|Hydrogen||1.0.0||December 22, 2013|
|1.0.1||January 17, 2014|
|1.0.2||February 3, 2014|
|1.0.3||May 9, 2014|
|1.0.4||June 16, 2014|
|1.0.5||September 26, 2014|
|Helium||1.1.0||October 9, 2014|
With the February 3rd 2014 maintenance release, there was the release of the VyOS OVA image for VMware. This allows for a convenient setup of VyOS on a VMware platform, and includes all of the VMware tools installed. The OVA image can be downloaded from the standard download sites, or can be downloaded from VMware.
Amazon EC2 Support
Starting with version 1.0.2 there is the ability for Amazon EC2 customers to select a free AMI image of the VyOS software. 
List of router or Firewall Software