Software defined networking

Software Defined Networking (SDN) is a computer networking architecture that separates the control plane from the data plane in network switches and routers. The control plane is implemented in software in servers separate from the network equipment and the data plane is implemented in commodity network equipment.

OpenFlow is considered the leading SDN architecture because it:

  • allows for quick experimenting and optimization of switching/routing policies,
  • allows for more sophisticated traffic management rather than feasible access control lists (ACLs) and routing protocols,
  • gives access to the internals of switches and routers that were formerly closed and proprietary,
  • is supported by major networking gear vendors.

MERA understands the importance of the evolving technology and invests in SDN and OpenFlow research. We have acquired the necessary expertise in OpenFlow controllers and custom SDN applications that enables us to manage complex traffic scenarios.

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