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Open vSwitch and Software Defined Networking



OpenFlow, software defined networking, and network virtualization have become hot topics for networking and cloud computing. Open vSwitch is designed to address challenges in these areas by enabling the network to be more programmable than it has been traditionally. Programmatic control is a necessity in virtualized environments as endpoint locations become dynamic and large scale operators expect an API to their data centers. The features and architecture of Open vSwitch will be covered as well as how they can be applied to the problem of software defined networking. This presentation is aimed at both networking developers and deployers. For developers it will provide an overview of how Open vSwitch can be programmed to automate networks, while end users will learn about the available capabilities and what to expect when using them.



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