Video: Software Defined Networks Explained

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Last month six of the world’s largest tech companies – Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, Verizon and Deutsche Telekom – joined forces to form the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), which will advance the development of a new open source networking protocol called OpenFlow. What exactly is OpenFlow, and why would these huge companies throw their collective weight behind it? In this video from last year’s Structure Conference, Nick McKeown of Stanford University explains the concepts behind openFlow and the ways it might change the way networks are built and customized.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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