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A survey of open networking standards, part 2: Open vSwitch

A survey of open networking standards, part 2: Open vSwitch

May 5, 2015

Open vSwitch is a prominent open-source project for Linux-based virtual switches. An alternative to Cisco and VMware solutions, it is a primary innovation platform and the recognized standard open switch for use with OpenFlow. Key features include its utilization of the OpenFlow control plane, its highly flexible OVSDB protocol for the management plane, its ability to offload dataplane handling to hardware, and its high-performance design and advancement over time.

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