OpenFlow® equivalent to X86 – Curt Beckmann

“OpenFlow® has been called ‘the equivalent to an X86 Instruction Set for the network’, but today’s hardware networking devices are not X86-equivalent. That is, today’s devices don’t ‘natively’ speak the OpenFlow® primitives. That’s a challenge when applications require multiple flow tables on hardware. FAWG is enhancing the OpenFlow® framework to support multi-flow table OpenFlow® on non-native hardware, to promote OpenFlow® on traditional hardware until native‑OpenFlow® hardware comes on the scene.”
– Curt Beckmann, Senior Architect | Brocade