OpenFlow specification emerges: Rise of the software-defined network

I’ve devoted a fair bit of my time at Interop to researching and understanding OpenFlow following the huge interest in the OpenFlow Podcast recorded on the Packet Pushers. I’ve written more about this at Search Networking and talk about vendor positioning.

“The OpenFlow specification burst onto the networking scene in the last few weeks with the launch of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) and support of the specification announced by nearly all of the major networking vendors. In fact, OpenFlow switches were unveiled at Interop Las Vegas 2011 this week and software-defined networking was the buzz at the conference.”

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