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Friday, September 30, 2011

OpenFlow: Software-Defined Network Eases Cloud Management for Providers

Traditional routing and switching platforms haven't met cloud providers' requirements for building and managing cloud services -- a reality that equipment vendors were once unwilling to accept. What cloud providers want is an application programming interface (API) for the network layer so they can control the flow of their specific applications across their infrastructures. We now see this capability emerging with the software-defined network and OpenFlow specification.


Marshall Bartoszek

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