13 SDN Startups To Keep An Eye On In 2013

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CEO: James Liao

Pica8's approach to SDN is what it calls an "open SDN reference architecture" -- essentially a blueprint for cloud providers to combine switches with an OS and an OpenFlow controller. Pica8 was spun out of server vendor Quanta a year ago, and offers a virtualized network switch built with merchant silicon. Its reference architecture uses Open vSwitch 1.7.1, version 1.2 of OpenFlow in an operating system called PicOS, and the Ryu 1.4 OpenFlow Controller designed by NTT Laboratories.


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