Southbound applications and interface News
April 02, 2014
Cisco proposed OpFlex as an alternative, southbound SDN control protocol that relies on distributed network intelligence.
February 18, 2014
With a new Microsoft Lync SDN API, network managers can correlate unified communications performance with what's happening on the routed network.
June 21, 2013
Indiana University's InCNTRE SDN lab is conducting conformance testing that will lead to the first OpenFlow 1.0.1 certified product, expected for release this summer.
May 20, 2013
Intenet2 has launched a contest that will award up to $10,000 for innovative SDN applications.
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Snabb Switch, an emerging open NFV toolkit, enables Ethernet function programming in a software switch. Could it leave vendor-developed hardware in its wake? Continue Reading
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Northbound APIs on SDN controllers enable applications and orchestration systems to program the network and request services from it. Continue Reading
An SDN controller, with or without OpenFlow, is not required for a software-defined network, and SDN architecture vendors take different approaches. Continue Reading