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Openflow and Software Defined Networking

Recently I’ve been getting very¬†excited¬†about Openflow and it’s various interrelated projects under the banner of OpenStack, particularly Quantum and Open vSwitch.

Whats got me going about this, in particular, is it’s providing the ability for people (admittedly not ordinary people) to write their own network protocols. Why is this a good thing you ask? Don’t we already have a bunch of protocols both proprietary and open?

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