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Software Defined Networking with OpenFlow by Siamak Azodolmolky

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Miscellaneous

In addition to the soft switches and controllers, there are many other open source projects around OpenFlow and SDN. In this section we give pointers to some of the important open source projects.

FlowVisor

A software-defined network can have some level of logical decentralization, with multiple logical controllers. An interesting type of proxy controller, called FlowVisor, can be utilized to add a level of network virtualization to OpenFlow networks and allow multiple controllers to simultaneously control overlapping sets of physical switches. Initially developed to allow experimental research to be conducted on deployed networks alongside production traffic. It also facilitates and demonstrates the ease of deploying new services ...

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