O - Definitions

  • O

    ODIN (Open Data Center with an Interoperable Network)

    ODIN (Open Data Center with an Interoperable Network) is a reference architecture that describes best practices for creating a flat, converged, virtualized data center fabric based on open industry standards.  

  • OF-Config (OpenFlow Configuration and Management Protocol)

    The OpenFlow Management and Configuration Protocol (OF-Config) is a protocol developed under the Open Networking Foundation used to manage physical and virtual switches in an OpenFlow environment.

  • ONOS (Open Network Operating System)

    ONOS (Open Network Operating System) is an operating system (OS) designed for network service providers to help build carrier-grade software-defined networks architected for high scalability, availability and performance

  • OpenFlow Consortium

    The OpenFlow Consortium was a collaborative group of university researchers and network administrators that developed the original specification for the OpenFlow protocol.

  • OpenFlow controller

    An OpenFlow controller is an application that manages flow control in a software-defined networking (SDN) environment.

  • OpenFlow switch

    An OpenFlow switch is a software program or hardware device that forwards packets in a software-defined networking (SDN) environment.

  • OpenStack Neutron (formerly called Quantum)

    OpenStack Neutron is a cloud networking controller and a networking-as-a-service project within the OpenStack cloud computing initiative.

  • overlay network

    An overlay network is a telecommunications network that is built on top of another network and is supported by its infrastructure.

  • OVSDB (Open vSwitch Database Management Protocol)

    The Open vSwitch Database Management Protocol (OVSDB) is an OpenFlow configuration protocol that is designed to manage Open vSwitch implementations.

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