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Open vSwitch

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. See the full feature list here

GENI and IF-MAP Network Instrumentation and Measurement 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.

ganeti Ganeti is a cluster virtual server management software tool built on top of existing virtualization technologies such as Xen or KVM and other open source software. Ganeti requires pre-installed virtualization software on your servers in order to function. Once installed, the tool assumes management of the virtual instances (Xen DomU). Ganeti controls:

Networking Project Chairs: Omar Baldonado | Carlos Cardenas The Open Compute Networking Project is creating a set of technologies that are disaggregated and fully open, allowing for rapid innovation in the network space. We aim to facilitate the development of network hardware and software – together with trusted project validation and testing – in a truly open and collaborative community environment. We’re bringing to networking the guiding principles that OCP has brought to servers & storage, so that we can give end users the ability to forgo traditional closed and proprietary network switches - in favor of a fully open network technology stack.

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. DMTF's Cloud Management Initiative is focused on developing interoperable cloud infrastructure management standards and promoting adoption of those standards in the industry. The work of DMTF working groups promoted by the Cloud Management Initiative is focused on achieving interoperable cloud infrastructure management between cloud service providers and their consumers and developers. Cloud Working Groups About : NiftyName Introduction Focus on the essential for your Enterprise Grade Services Engineers no more have to waste their time with screewdrivers and repetitive rack mounting, today power of hardware architectures and virtualisation principles help them to focus on their work with NiftyName. Licence

Introducing “Wedge” and “FBOSS,” the next steps toward a disaggregated network We’re big believers in the value of disaggregation – of breaking down traditional data center technologies into their core components so we can build new systems that are more flexible, more scalable, and more efficient. This approach has guided Facebook from the beginning, as we’ve grown and expanded our infrastructure to connect more than 1.28 billion people around the world. Over the last three years, we’ve been working within the Open Compute Project (OCP) to apply this principle to open designs for racks, servers, storage boxes, and motherboards. And last year, OCP kicked off a new networking project with a goal of developing designs for OS-agnostic top-of-rack (TOR) switches. Today we’re pleased to unveil the next step: a new top-of-rack network switch, code-named “Wedge,” and a new Linux-based operating system for that switch, code-named “FBOSS.”

Research Demo Videos 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.

Floodlight OpenFlow Controller QuantaMesh BMS T3048-LY2R QuantaMesh 3000 Series BMS T3048-LY2R A Powerful Top-of-Rack Switch for Datacenter and Cloud Computing Datacenter networks are facing a major paradigm shift toward the disaggregation of software and hardware. This move, combined with the benets of software-dened networking (SDN) allows network administrators respond quickly to changing business requirements at a lower capital cost as well as reducing the network operations complexity. 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.

StratusLab Cumulus Linux Hardware Compatibility List Cumulus Networks certifies Cumulus Linux operation for all products on the Hardware Compatibility List, HCL. Cumulus Networks supports all products on the HCL, which may include RMA support for hardware under warranty. All platforms on the HCL must come with ONIE, the open install environment for bare metal network switches. See support policy for more details. An OpenFlow Controller Open Switches Squeeze Networking Incumbents February 26, 2015 Timothy Prickett Morgan The so-called industry standard server, by which most people mean a machine based on an X86 processor and generally one made by Intel, has utterly transformed the datacenter. The ubiquity and compatibility of X86 machinery has in many ways radically simplified the infrastructure of computing and reduced the market to a few handfuls of server suppliers and Linux or Windows being the operating system of choice for the vast majority of workloads. If some major hyperscale datacenter operators and networking upstarts have their way, it will not be too long before we talk about industry-standard networking hardware, with common hardware and only a few network operating systems – very likely open source and therefore malleable by vendors and customers alike. Open For Business There is a lot of money at stake here as end user companies make the inevitable shift from closed, appliance-style switching to open networking.