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The current PicOS™ release, available on all Pica8 switches, supports OpenFlow 1.3 through Open vSwitch (OVS) 1.9 integration. OVS runs as a process within PicOS, and provides the OpenFlow interface for external programmability. PicOS is interoperable with any OpenFlow device, including leading OpenFlow controllers such as Ryu, Floodlight and others.
“OpenFlow 1.3 facilitates the ability for administrators to maintain central control of network activity yet maintain distributed intelligence out where it is needed,” said
The new Group Table and Metering features enables the physical switch utilizing OpenFlow 1.3 to operate in different states where administrators can configure different network path decisions based on the quality of service that is being assigned for the respective applications. If a path is too busy, these features provide the intelligence to report back that a path it is operating at capacity and needs to be re-routed. The re-routing is supported via Group Table features such as fast-failover. In addition, load balancing on multiple paths can be configured using Group Table functionality.
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Since 2009, Pica8 has been transforming the data center by providing the world’s first open switching system, which can be personalized to fit any application environment. A pioneer in the software-defined networking (SDN) revolution, Pica8’s PicOS™, its externally programmable switching operating system runs on commodity, bare-metal switches made by ODM partners to provide the ultimate in cost savings. In a single package, costs are slashed, and customization for the data center becomes a promise fulfilled. Pica8 is a global company headquartered in