[talks] 11am Tue May 29 talk on FloodLight OpenFlow controller

Jennifer Rexford jrex at CS.Princeton.EDU
Sun May 27 08:34:25 EDT 2012

Speaker: Mike Cohen, BigSwitch Networks
Title: The FloodLight OpenFlow Controller
Date/time: 11am-noon on Tuesday May 29
Location: room 402 in the CS building


Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and OpenFlow are quickly emerging as powerful trends in the networking industry. By separating the control and data planes, these technologies are accelerating the innovation cycle and creating opportunities for new application research and development. This talk will provide an overview of SDN and OpenFlow and introduce Floodlight, an Apache-licensed OpenFlow controller. Floodlight is driven by a community of developers including Big Switch Networks and was designed to offer a fast, easy-to-use programming environment, a rich set of development tools, an interoperability with a wide array of networking devices. The talk will also discuss other useful SDN development tools and highlight active areas for research and development.

Biography of Speaker

Mike Cohen is a product manager at Big Switch Networks. He was previously an early engineer on VMware’s hypervisor team and a search infrastructure product manager at Google. Mike holds a B.S.E in Electrical Engineering from Princeton and Masters from Harvard.

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