Open network (ON) director software is commercial-grade, OpenFlow protocol-compliant control plane software optimized to leverage QorIQ communications platforms with applications integration. It is OpenFlow version 1.3.x compliant and has extensions to support Layer 3 and above protocol functions, such as IPsec VPN and policy-based routing, in addition to Layer 2 and Layer 3 data forwarding.
Enables customers to incorporate OpenFlow software-defined networking (SDN) control plane and application functions in their advanced networking designs, based on QorIQ communications processors. Interoperates with third-party OpenFlow compliant switches as per the OpenFlow v1.3.x specification. Customers can build their applications by utilizing VortiQa ON director software north bound (NB) API implemented in C language. Additionally the product is pre-integrated with selective Linux networking functions.