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The Big Switch to OpenFlow

Apr 17, 2012, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Today, if you buy a networking switch from a large vendor, it's not easy to modify the software running on it. What SDN enables switch owners to do is extend the functionality of the network. SDN also provides open APIs that enables orchestration of applications on the network.

In Appenzeller's view, for SDN to be successful it requires open protocols, open APIs and open source code. Appenzeller's startup company Big Switch Networks is currently in the process of building a commercial OpenFlow controller.

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