The Extendible Linux-based OpenFlow switch contains the implementation of Hardware-based OpenFlow protocol 1.0 standard in OpenFlow-Only mode.
The benefits of this product are:
OpenFlow is a communications protocol that gives access to the forwarding plane of a switch or router over the network. In simpler terms, OpenFlow allows the path of network packets through the network of switches to be determined by software running on a separate server. This separation of the control from the forwarding allows for more sophisticated traffic management than feasible today using ACLs and routing protocols. OpenFlow is considered an enabler of Software Defined Networking.