OpenFlow dovetails nicely with those values, offering SDN controller writers a predictable way to program hardware. As the network industry moves into this open world, an explosion of innovation should take shape. Markets for novel SDN applications, operational flexibility, and overall IT efficiency will open up, once there’s a predictable, abstracted network platform to work with.
OpenFlow may be at a crossroads, but it’s not going away. I strongly suspect that the best is yet to come.
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