Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Juniper Delivers OpenFlow Application in Junos SDK

Juniper Networks is releasing the source code that drives its OpenFlow application, built on the Junos Software Development Kit (SDK), to its developers in order to expand the available toolset for enhancing network flexibility and programmability.

The Junos SDK allows developers to build custom applications that run on top of Juniper's single operating system, Junos, to expand or create new functionality on Juniper Networks switching and routing solutions. The OpenFlow application works within the Junos SDK to change the control plane to create more dynamic network programmability. The new levels of programmability enabled by OpenFlow simplify control of network devices and allow more rapid innovation of intelligent applications and solutions across the entire network infrastructure.

"Juniper is making the OpenFlow application available to an SDK developer community that includes more than five hundred organizations in order to get working code into the hands of customers so they can explore how OpenFlow and network programmability can impact networks everywhere,�? said Mike Marcellin, vice president of systems strategy and marketing at Juniper Networks. “Our priority is making the networking infrastructure more efficient and effective for customers, and OpenFlow is an important step on the path to greater programmability.�?http://www.juniper.net/developer

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