Liu plans to show developers and network architects different case study scenarios where Pica8 deployed white box switches running OpenFlow into three different data centers production environments. In these scenarios, Liu will discuss the potential SDN has for providing disparate control and data functions that can be utilized to create adaptable networks that can more easily respond to rapid changes in operational or application conditions.
Liu also plans to discuss how Pica8 scaled OpenFlow-based data center networks overcoming the constraints presented and the steps they took to work through limited TCAM space in commercial silicon. In addition, Liu plans to discuss how commercial silicon supports the OpenFlow 1.3 specification and how additional features of the OpenFlow specification that will drive commercial silicon development.
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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