LAS VEGAS. OpenFlow is a next generation approach to running flatter networks.
There is a LOT of chatter about OpenFlow at the Interop conference this year and there is even an OpenFlow lab as part of the Network Operations Center.
The majority of the demo clients running OpenFlow were — yup Ubuntu Linux (see pic left) and that’s very good news for Linux.
I’ve got another post coming soon on what OpenFlow will change, but at a high-level it makes large networks of multiple switches/routers look like one big network switch while enabling an incredible amount of control (for both QoS, policy and security).
In my view, OpenFlow IS THE TECHNOLOGY that will eventually emerge as the ultimate enabler for truly interoperable cloud and datacenter fabrics.