New & Notable
October 29, 2014
Meru Networks wins this month's Network Innovation Award for its work in developing the first OpenFlow-certified application in the wireless market.
October 22, 2014
Corsa Technology offers a multi-table, SDN BGP pipeline on its OpenFlow data plane devices for fine-grained, programmable routing.
September 17, 2014
Wireless LAN vendor Meru offers Meru Collaborator, an application for the OpenDaylight controller that allows Microsoft Lync to request QoS for UC sessions.
July 31, 2014
SDN bloggers review open source SDN, SDN adoption rates skyrocketing, SDN beyond agility, and they take a thorough look at OpenFlow.
OpenFlow Get Started
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Author Chuck Black explains what 'open' means for SDN, and considers open SDN controllers, protocols and APIs. Continue Reading
OpenFlow can simplify networks, yet the protocol itself is complex. Network programming languages Frenetic and Pyretic streamline OpenFlow SDN. Continue Reading
SDN researcher Jennifer Rexford talks about her work with SDN programming languages and Pyretic, a Python-based language for OpenFlow networks. Continue Reading
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With Mininet emulation software, you can create OpenFlow test networks that let you experiment with programmable networking and flexible control planes without investing in costly switches. Continue Reading
Glen Kemp discusses the differences between network orchestration, similar to OpenStack, and SDN control, which is happening through OpenDaylight. Continue Reading
HP and Meru announced support for OpenFlow on wireless LAN access points. Continue Reading
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Marist's Robert Cannistra talks SDN research and current OpenFlow development for the OpenDaylight Floodlight controller. Continue Reading
A new SDN book posits that OpenFlow and central control are important, but open source software networking and programmability are just as crucial. Continue Reading
In this Q&A, Ixia's Mike Haugh explains why OpenFlow hardware support varies so much from vendor to vendor. Continue Reading
Problem Solve OpenFlow Issues
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Jason Edelman explains OpenFlow protocol alternatives and what's important in determining which southbound protocol will work for you. Continue Reading
Is there a role for Path Computation Element -- a seven-year old IETF protocol that separates the control plane from the head-end router -- in SDN? Continue Reading
OpenFlow directs network packet flows, but OpenFlow configuration protocols, OF-Config and OVSDB, form relationships between controllers and switches. Continue Reading