Controlling network flow with the OpenFlow protocol

A new twist on network flow processing gives network administrators programmatic control of network flows to strategically place traffic where resources exist. Here’s why you may be building the open-source specification OpenFlow (or similar protocol) into routers, switches, and other devices to realize the benefits of Software-Defined Networks. The idea of Software-Defined Networking–and OpenFlow specifically–has garnered significant interest, curiosity, as …