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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What exactly is OpenFlow networking, and why would six of the technology industry's biggest companies throw their collective weight behind it?