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Project Floodlight: A Java-based OpenFlow Controller

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Project Floodlight: A Java-based OpenFlow Controller

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Ever heard of Project Floodlight?  It's a Java-based, Apache-licensed OpenFlow controller that you can use to help build a software-defined network.  Here's a short presentation on it:

Here's some more info from Project Floodlight:

  • OpenFlow – works with physical- and virtual- switches that speak the OpenFlow protocol
  • Apache-licensed – lets you use Floodlight for almost any purpose
  • Open community - Floodlight is developed by an open community of developers. We welcome code contributions from active participants and we’ll openly share information on project status, roadmap, bugs, etc.
  • Easy to Use- Floodlight is drop dead simple to build and run. Read through the Documentation (link)
  • Tested and Supported – Floodlight is the core of a commercial controller product from Big Switch Networks (link) and is actively tested and improved by a community of professional developers.

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