Welcome!

@CloudExpo Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Liz McMillan, Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White, Zakia Bouachraoui

News Feed Item

Pica8 Open Switches Selected to Help Power Innovate Software Defined Networking Projects at SC12 Conference

Pica8, Inc., the leader in open networking software for software defined networks, today announced that its line of open fabric switches has been selected to help support several high-performance network research projects being conducted at this week’s SC12 Conference in Salt Lake City. The SCinet high-performance network infrastructure is implemented annually at the conference to serve as the network backbone for many collaborative research and education projects.

As a long-time supporter of research and education initiatives, Pica8 was selected to provide open switching solutions for the SCinet Research Sandbox at SC12 to help the research projects explore the capabilities of software defined networking (SDN) and OpenFlow. The research entities, which include universities and research organizations from around the world, required an OpenFlow-enabled switching solution that could offer greater flexibility and adaptability to dynamically perform the configurations needed to conduct experiments and interpret results.

One example was the OpenFlow Services for Science partnership project, which was designed to demonstrate data streaming over an international 10 GbE multipath, Layer 2 OpenFlow network. In this prototype, multipath TCP was used by the end hosts in Europe and North America to distribute the traffic across multiple paths, while OpenFlow was utilized to dynamically configure multiple paths between the servers used for wide-area traffic engineering.

“OpenFlow is a key technology that has the potential to greatly improve applications in high-performance computing environments,” says Steve Garrison, vice president of product marketing, Pica8. “The hardware independence of Pica8 open switches resonates with these research groups who understand that true SDN will help to optimize and customize deployments on the fly. What they learn will go a long way to accelerate overall OpenFlow development and deployments.”

About Pica8, Inc.

Pica8 is fulfilling the promise of true software defined networking (SDN) by providing the world’s first open, hardware-independent switching operating system. Pica8 solutions completely transform the data center by decoupling hardware from software. This new approach provides greater flexibility and adaptability, all while driving down implementation- and management-related costs of cloud and virtualized applications. For more information, visit www.pica8.com.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

CloudEXPO Stories
DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
Founded in 2000, Chetu Inc. is a global provider of customized software development solutions and IT staff augmentation services for software technology providers. By providing clients with unparalleled niche technology expertise and industry experience, Chetu has become the premiere long-term, back-end software development partner for start-ups, SMBs, and Fortune 500 companies. Chetu is headquartered in Plantation, Florida, with thirteen offices throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Today, we have more data to manage than ever. We also have better algorithms that help us access our data faster. Cloud is the driving force behind many of the data warehouse advancements we have enjoyed in recent years. But what are the best practices for storing data in the cloud for machine learning and data science applications?
DevOpsSummit New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term.
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addresses many of the challenges faced by developers and operators as monolithic applications transition towards a distributed microservice architecture. A tracing tool like Jaeger analyzes what's happening as a transaction moves through a distributed system. Monitoring software like Prometheus captures time-series events for real-time alerting and other uses. Grafeas and Kritis provide security polic...