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.” tweet

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HP Networking have paid for my travel and accommodation for Interop so that I am able to attend the briefing, meet executives and have good quality discussions. I’d like to think that my opinions and views are my own. I am not remunerated in any other way.

About Greg Ferro

Greg Ferro is a Network Engineer/Architect, mostly focussed on Data Centre, Security Infrastructure, and recently Virtualization. He has over 20 years in IT, in wide range of employers working as a freelance consultant including Finance, Service Providers and Online Companies. He is CCIE#6920 and has a few ideas about the world, but not enough to really count.

He is a host on the Packet Pushers Podcast, blogger at and on Twitter @etherealmind and Google Plus

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