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Archive for May, 2011

Fourteen Vendors Demonstrate OpenFlow Switches at Interop

May 25th, 2011, capveg in OpenFlow Blog

OpenFlow was a big splash at Interop. As one article put it, “Interop 2011 could have been called The OpenFlow Show” [1].


Critical to the OpenFlow Interop Labs display were four racks of OpenFlow-enabled switches running from fourteen different vendors, all interoperating and speaking to the same OpenFlow controller.  Running on top of these switches were the FlowVisor, Load-balancing, and Flow-dragging demos from Stanford, as well as demos contributed by individual vendors.

Additionally, NEC’s “Programmable Flow” Switch won the “Best in Show” prize in the infrastructure category.

Congratulations to all of the volunteers at Interop who helped make this happen!

Also read the ONF website’s post on Interop with some press clippings:

More press coverage:


Internet2 building nation-wide OpenFlow Network

May 11th, 2011, srini in OpenFlow Blog

Internet2, Indiana University and the Clean Slate Program at Stanford University have partnered to create a new nation-wide OpenFlow/SDN network as part of Network Development and Deployment Initiative.  It would be the first OpenFlow/SDN network of this scale in wide area that would be available for both research and production use. The network would also peer with Research and Education Networks in Canada, Europe, Asia, and South America.

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