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Google Reveals its Open Source Networking

Apr 19, 2012, 21:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Patterson)

"Google announced this week that it has overhauled its internal networking infrastructure to reduce costs and increase efficiency. To do this, Google is using a software-defined, open source networking system called OpenFlow. The OpenFlow protocol allows network packets to be routed by software running on routers. By separating packet switching from network management, Google has better and easier control over their network.

"From the OpenFlow website: OpenFlow enables networks to evolve, by giving a remote controller the power to modify the behavior of network devices, through a well-defined "forwarding instruction set". The growing OpenFlow ecosystem now includes routers, switches, virtual switches, and access points from a range of vendors."

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