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Floodlight SDN OpenFlow Controller

Floodlight is the leading open source SDN controller. It is supported by a community of developers including a number of engineers from Big Switch Networks (

OpenFlow is a open standard managed by Open Networking Foundation. It specifies a protocol through switch a remote controller can modify the behavior of networking devices through a well-defined “forwarding instruction set”. Floodlight is designed to work with the growing number of switches, routers, virtual witches, and access points that support the OpenFlow standard.

Feature Highlights:

  • Offers a module loading system that make it simple to extend and enhance.
  • Easy to set up with minimal dependencies
  • Supports a broad range of virtual- and physical- OpenFlow switches
  • Can handle mixed OpenFlow and non-OpenFlow networks – it can manage multiple “islands” of OpenFlow hardware switches
  • Designed to be high-performance – is the core of a commercial product from Big Switch Networks.
  • Support for OpenStack Quantum cloud orchestration platform}

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