Open vSwitch's New Virtual Networking Switch

Open vSwitch supports multiple hypervisors and the Xen cloud platform.

By Enterprise Networking Planet Staff | Posted May 28, 2010
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The Open vSwitch virtual network switch is designed to support distribution across multiple physical servers similar to VMware's distributed vSwitch or Cisco's Nexus 1000V. Accoridng to this report on Info World, few details are known about the Open vSwitch Project and who is backing it.


"Shortly on the heels of the 1000V release, a new project was launched but with little fanfare; it was called the Open vSwitch Project. At the time of its launch, there was very little insight into exactly who was behind the project. Although there still aren't any company names blasted on the project's Website, it looks as though there may be involvement by Nicira (the virtualized networking startup with financial backing from ex-VMware CEO Diane Greene) and possibly Citrix.

"The Open vSwitch is described as a multilayer virtual switch licensed under the open source Apache 2 license. It is designed to support distribution across multiple physical servers similar to VMware's distributed vSwitch or Cisco's Nexus 1000V."

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