Software-defined networking reaches internet scale.
The Australian Academic Research Network (AARNet) and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have demonstrated internet-scale software-defined network routing to the United States, using open source components.
Using a high throughput programmable Corsa OpenFlow DP6410 data plane, the Australian institutions set up a production SDN-based peering router with a switch deployed in AARNet's data centre in Haymarket, Sydney, and an Open Network Operating System (ONOS) application 15km away in Marsfield.
The Australian side has been peering for a month with the Vandervecken SDN router at the US Department of Energy's research Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) situated at the University of California, Berkeley, over a trans-pacific connection.
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