Tuesday, April 16, 2013

NoviFlow's New OpenFlow 1.3 Switch Achieves 200 Gbps

NoviFlow launched its NoviSwitch 1124 and 1248 switches featuring support for OpenFlow 1.3 and capable of achieving speeds of up to 200 Gbps. The move positions the company as an early leader in Software-Defined Networking (SDN), the network optimization technology that brings the benefits of network virtualization and programmability to large data centers, network operators, cloud and financial service providers.

"The OpenFlow protocol has proven itself in real-world SDN deployments by leading companies, such as Google and Facebook. Now we’re giving OpenFlow 1.3 a high-performance boost,” said Dominique Jodoin, president and chief executive officer of NoviFlow.

The NoviSwitch product line is built on the NP-4 network processor platform from EZchip.  Key features of the NoviSwitch 1124 and 1248 include:

• A high-performance system that features the NoviWare® 200 switching software, including support and implementation of OpenFlow 1.3 required features:
• IPv6 support
• Extensible match support
• Extensible 'set field' packet rewriting support
• Extensible context expression in ‘packet-in’
• Provider Backbone Bridging tagging
• Full support of the OpenFlow 1.1 specification

NoviFlow has offices in Sunnyvale, Montreal, and Seattle.