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Archive for March, 2011

OpenFlow and ONF in the news

March 24th, 2011, Glen Gibb in OpenFlow Blog

A number of mainstream and technology-focused media organizations and blogs have been reporting on the creation of the Open Networking Foundation and the potential impact of OpenFlow over the past few days.

Open Networking Foundation Formed to Speed Network Innovation

March 21st, 2011, David Erickson in OpenFlow Blog

PORTLAND, Ore.– Six companies that own and operate some of the largest networks in the world — Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Verizon, and Yahoo! — announced today the formation of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting a new approach to networking called Software-Defined Networking (SDN). Joining these six founding companies in creating ONF are 17 member companies, including major equipment vendors, networking and virtualization software suppliers, and chip technology providers.

OpenFlow website updated

March 20th, 2011, Glen Gibb in OpenFlow Blog

The OpenFlow website has been updated. There are two mains goals for this update: i) to ensure that information presented is correct and up-to-date, and ii) to improve the look-and-feel of the website.

Note: You may need to force your browser to refresh the page if the website appears broken.

OpenFlow to be Showcased at Interop 2011 in Las Vegas

March 18th, 2011, capveg in OpenFlow Blog

A group of volunteers from the enterprise networking trade show Interop will be showcasing OpenFlow as part of their “InteropNet Labs” display. The lab will demonstrate OpenFlow’s cross-vendor interoperability through a series of demonstrations.

Interop is in Las Vegas on May 8-12.

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NEC provides OpenFlow switches for European research initiatives

March 10th, 2011, Glen Gibb in OpenFlow Blog

NEC has delivered OpenFlow switches to a number of European research institutions. The switches will be used to help build research infrastructure within Europe as part of two research programs: OFELIA and CHANGE.


OpenFlow 1.1 (Implemented) specification released

March 1st, 2011, Glen Gibb in Announcements, OpenFlow Blog

The OpenFlow 1.1 (Implemented) specification was released March 1st, 2011. The new version adds significant new features to OpenFlow, particularly for multipath, tags/tunnels, and the ability to exploit multiple hardware tables in chips.

The specification is available for download: openflow-spec-v1.1.0.pdf