Response: Intel- New Switch and More Software Defined Networking

Intel talks about the their Fulcrum silicon (FM6000) fully supporting OpenFlow. If one of the bigger merchant silicon vendors is shipping OpenFlow ready silicon, then I would expect new products to arrive in the next few months. I believe Intel is demoing this at Interop.

We’ve also contributed our Barcelona 10GbE TOR switch reference platform for an SDN demo that is part of the Interop Labs (iLabs). The demo shows how Barcelona performs when it is controlled by an OpenFlow software control plane.

Interop* Preview: A New Switch and More Software Defined Networking.

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.

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