If you want to learn about how open-source controllers perform in an SDN world, be sure to mark your calendar for an upcoming DemoFriday™ featuring Plexxi. The March 14 demo will use OpenDaylight to control application flows running across a Plexxi network, showing how application abstraction can be used to drive network behavior.
OpenDaylight’s newly launched Hydrogen architecture delivers an open-source platform driven by a rich community of varied backgrounds, enabling vendor-agnostic control over heterogeneous networks. Plexxi offers optically connected switches built around a controller-based architecture. Combining these two enables an entirely new class of infrastructure capabilities offered across multivendor environments.
Hyperglance for OpenDaylight is a network visibility and management platform that helps network administrators better see and manage their SDN environment. With Hyperglance, you can see your whole topology and all flows in a scalable 3D topology. You can interrogate switches and interfaces and set up and take down flows using Hyperglance’s intuitive user interface.
Join Plexxi and Real Status as they show how Hyperglance and OpenDaylight’s “affinity metadata service” can be used to translate broad application intent into specific network behavior, specifically:
- Application abstraction in OpenDaylight using the affinity metadata service
- Flow detection and tagging using OpenDaylight’s stats management capabilities with OVS
- Automated affinity creation in OpenDaylight
- Dynamic elephant-flow offload through flow isolation
- Dynamic flow redirect to enable service chaining
- Tap functionality
- Data visualization using the Real Status Hyperglance product
- Flow monitoring and troubleshooting
- Synchronous flow management for multiple devices
This DemoFriday has already occurred. You may view the archived assets here.