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Pica8 Powers Layer 2/Layer 3 and OpenFlow-Enabled Data Center Network for Interop Connectivity Backbone

Pica8, the leader in open networking for software defined networking (SDN), is demonstrating its line of Pica8 open switches during Interop hosted in Las Vegas, NV this week.

As the technological backbone of the Interop conference in Las Vegas, InteropNet provides the IT infrastructure and network connectivity to attendees and exhibitors and serves as a real-world lab to test interoperability among different vendor products. The setting will highlight emerging network and data center technologies and host live exhibits that attendees can explore while at the show.

Pica8 open switches run PicOS™, an open network operating system (OS) that incorporates standard-based Layer 2/Layer 3 protocols into existing networks. These open switches also function in Open vSwitch (OVS) mode, which provides industry-leading OpenFlow 1.2 support. OVS runs as a process within PicOS and provides the OpenFlow interface for external programmability as well as integration with CloudStack or OpenStack.

“The movement toward software-defined and application-defined networking is past the buzz point and the industry is quickly demonstrating how it can help cloud providers and data center managers with easily integrated solutions today,” says Steve Garrison, vice president of product marketing at Pica8. “InteropNet offers a comprehensive traditional forum where vendors prove interoperability and validate the promise of a standards-based, multi-vendor approach.”

About Pica8, Inc.

Since 2009, Pica8 has been fulfilling the promise of true software defined networking (SDN) by providing the world’s first open, hardware-independent switching system. Pica8 open switches 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. Pica8 is a global company headquartered in Palo Alto, California. For more information, visit www.pica8.com.

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