This spring Brocade announced its On-Demand Data Center strategy, which combines aspects of its physical and virtual networking solutions to create a more virtualized, open, and flexible network infrastructure. In this installment of DemoFriday™, Brocade highlights one of its SDN offerings that support the strategy and how it implements OpenFlow in hybrid port mode on its high-performance routing platforms.
OpenFlow SDN and Industry’s First Hybrid Port Mode Networking Demo Synopsis:
In this demonstration you will see how Brocade is taking an innovative approach to OpenFlow SDN by implementing OpenFlow in Hybrid Port Mode on its high-performance routing platforms. With Brocade Hybrid Port Mode on the Brocade MLX Series, organizations can simultaneously deploy traditional routing or switching with OpenFlow on the same port. This unique capability provides a pragmatic path to SDN by enabling network operators to integrate OpenFlow into existing networks, giving them the programmatic control offered by SDN for specific flows while the remaining traffic is routed as before. OpenFlow in Hybrid Port Mode can be used by network operators for service insertion and customized traffic engineering on a per-customer basis. The user also has the option to protect the routed traffic allowing for initial OpenFlow SDN overlay service development without risk.
Brocade Technical Marketing Engineer Mitesh Shah and Brocade Product Marketing Manager Michael Schiff show how this unique capability provides a pragmatic path to SDN by enabling network operators to integrate OpenFlow into existing networks, giving them the programmatic control offered by SDN for specific flows while the remaining traffic is routed as before.
The demo shows how Brocade uses OpenFlow SDN in hybrid port mode on its routing platforms to simultaneously deploy traditional routing or switching with OpenFlow on the same port.
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