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OpenStack

OpenStack OpenStack is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing the ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds. The project aims to deliver solutions for all types of clouds by being simple to implement, massively scalable, and feature rich. The technology consists of a series of interrelated projects delivering various components for a cloud infrastructure solution. OpenStack
Distributed Management Task Force Distributed Management Task Force Cloud Management Standards Working to Address Management Interoperability for Cloud Systems Technologies like cloud computing and virtualization are rapidly being adopted by enterprise IT managers to better deliver services to their customers, lower IT costs and improve operational efficiencies.
Open Networking Foundation Open Networking Foundation Far East. Far Out. Dan Pitt looks back on his recent APAC travels, and ONF welcomes six new member companies to the organization. Read Blog Post ->
GENI
GENI and IF-MAP Network Instrumentation and Measurement | IF-MAP What if you were designing the Internet from scratch? What capabilities would you build into it? How would the protocols work --- would you have chosen TCP/IP? The GENI project looks at all that and more, and takes a "clean-slate" approach to designing a next-generation network from scratch. The project uses IF-MAP to help design how instrumentation and measurement can better work over a network, based on research being done by Deniz Gurkan, Assistant Professor of Engineering at the University of Houston. GENI (short for Global Environment for Network Innovations) is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, and provides collaborative and exploratory environments for academia, industry and the public to find discoveries and innovation in emerging global networks. GENI and IF-MAP Network Instrumentation and Measurement | IF-MAP
Open Networking Summit
Open vSwitch Open vSwitch is a production quality, multilayer virtual switch licensed under the open source Apache 2.0 license. It is designed to enable massive network automation through programmatic extension, while still supporting standard management interfaces and protocols (e.g. NetFlow, sFlow, SPAN, RSPAN, CLI, LACP, 802.1ag). In addition, it is designed to support distribution across multiple physical servers similar to VMware's vNetwork distributed vswitch or Cisco's Nexus 1000V.

Open vSwitch

OpenFlow

HP OpenFlow capable firmware is now GA December 7th, 2011 by Masa OpenFlow capable firmware for HP switches is now available without requiring special license. OpenFlow
Carp branch released November 12, 2013 in News, POX A few weeks ago, a new development branch appeared: dart. When this happens, it generally means that the previous branch is moving to release, and there should be an announcement and so on. NOX | An OpenFlow Controller NOX | An OpenFlow Controller
These videos demonstrate different research experiments that build on top of OpenFlow. If you have similar videos that demonstrate your research and are interested in hosting them here, please contact Nikhil Handigol. Introduction FlowVisor Demo Aster*x: Load-Balancing as a Network Primitive Using All Wireless Networks Around Me Packet and Circuit Network Convergence ElasticTree: Reducing Energy in Data Center Networks Dynamic Flow Aggregation in an OpenFlow Network Open Pipes: Hardware System Design with OpenFlow Providing MPLS Serviceswith OpenFlow This is a 30 minute 4-part video from a live plenary demo by Stanford researchers at the 9th GENI Engineering Conference held at Washington DC, Nov 2-4, 2010. Part 1- Guido (Intro) Part 2 - Nikhil (Aster*x : Load-balancing as a network primitive) Part 3- KK (Using all wireless networks around us) Part 4 - Guru (Conclusion) Research Demo Videos Research Demo Videos
Tutorial Welcome to the OpenFlow tutorial! OpenFlow is an open interface for remotely controlling the forwarding tables in network switches, routers, and access points. Upon this low-level primitive, researchers can build networks with new high-level properties. For example, OpenFlow enables more secure default-off networks, wireless networks with smooth handoffs, scalable data center networks, host mobility, more energy-efficient networks and new wide-area networks – to name a few. This tutorial is your opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the platforms and debugging tools most useful for developing network control applications on OpenFlow. Innovate in your network! Tutorial