PROGRAMMABLE SDN CONTROLLER FOR LARGE SCALE NETWORKS
NoviFlow switches implement the next generation networking technology – a programmable forwarding plane with match+action rules in a fully programmable pipeline. This new networking paradigm has huge implications for implementing and utilizing SDN controllers, including the industry’s most recent adition, OpenKilda, an Open Source SDN controller design by network operators for use by network operators.
CONTROLLERS FOR ALL PURPOSES: BUT WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE?
The SDN world has seen a number of Controllers achieve widespread deployments across the global networking community. Each one has specific advantages or unique capabilities setting them apart one from the other. Carriers, however, face many challenges related to running multi-site, multi-domain and multi-tenant networks, and often these controllers fall short on one such key capability or another. WHich one is right for carriers?
Solution: NoviFlow's NoviSwitches and OpenKilda
Designed from the ground up for use in multi-site multi-domain, multi-tenent networks
Since the first launch of our first NoviSwitches to the release of the NoviWare NOS for Tofino white-boxes, NoviFlow has endeavored to ensure the highest level of conformity to standards as well as demonstrating the adaptability to work well with a broad community of Controllers, both Open Source – such as RYU, Open Daylight, and ONOS – and commercial controllers from NEC, Brain4Net, netElastic, and many others. NoviFlow has produced and published a number of OpenFlow Experimenter extensions for several of these controllers, including RYU, ONOS, and ODL, significantly expanding their capabilities.
NoviFlow also has a history of working with special purpose controllers. These include ONF projects such as ATRIUM and the Faucet L2-3 switching software. In regards to the later, in late 2018 NoviFlow unleashed Terabit scale switching with the Faucet Open Source SDN Controller via NoviWare for Barefoot’s Tofino switching chip. NoviFlow is happy to announce that we also support one of the newest arrivals on the Controller scene, Open Kilda, a carrier-grade Open Source SDN controller designed for use with programmable match-action forwarding planes, built using the same technologies developed by hyperscale service providers to build reliable, scalable multi-site, multi-domain and multi-tenant networks.