OpenFlow is an open standard that enables researchers to run experimental protocols in the campus networks we use every day. OpenFlow is added as a feature to commercial Ethernet switches, routers and wireless access points – and provides a standardized hook to allow researchers to run experiments, without requiring vendors to expose the internal workings of their network devices. OpenFlow is currently being implemented by major vendors, with OpenFlow-enabled switches now commercially available.
ATNoG actively participates in the OpenFlow development by means of the Ofelia initiative, and through specific contributions together with equipment providers and Telco service providers. Our work is mostly focused in the incorporation of ICN concepts, extension to another equipments and scenarios, and well as integration with existing virtualization solutions.