White Paper: SDN New Sequel - Bourne Again or Pet Cemetery


Last year, the Open Network Forum (ONF) officially decided to lay OpenFlow (OF) to rest. But did this also lay to rest any hope of SDN being a truly programmable standard for network operations? Not according to the ONFs VP marketing, Tom Sloane, who felt P4 would take OpenFlow to the next step: “P4 is poised to usher in the next wave: true programmability. The P4 language makes the chip layer programmable so you can do dynamic things to packets.”2

So why the change? And does P4 really have a better chance of success than its predecessor (OF)?

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