NoviFlow Delivers the SDN Industry’s Broadest OpenFlow 1.3 Support with the Release of NoviWare 250

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New Software Accelerates the Operation and Management of SDN Networks for Intelligent Data Centers

Switching Made Smarter

The release of NoviWare 250 coupled with our pioneering work with market leading OpenFlow controller and application innovators, such as NEC and Citylink, turns the promise of SDN into a reality.

NoviFlow Inc., a leading provider of high-performance OpenFlow-based switching solutions, today announced general availability of NoviWare 250, the software at the heart of NoviFlow’s NoviSwitch products. The latest release of NoviWare makes it easy for data center operators to configure, monitor, and manage NoviFlow-powered software-defined networks that set the bar for OpenFlow 1.3 performance and flow handling capacity.

NoviWare 250 provides the industry’s broadest support of the OpenFlow 1.3 specification, including support for all OpenFlow 1.3 actions, instructions and matching fields, multiple tables per pipeline, group handling, Provider Backbone Bridging (PBB), and more. NoviWare 250 also includes support for the OpenFlow Experimenter Feature, which NoviFlow uses to enable L2-L7 based flow processing within the OpenFlow specification. NoviWare 250 also supports multiple OpenFlow controllers for use in high availability scenarios.

According to Dominique Jodoin, president and chief executive officer of NoviFlow: “Data center operators recognize the cost and efficiency benefits that software-defined networking (SDN) and OpenFlow provide but are frustrated with the lack of performance and management capabilities available from most SDN switches on the market today. The release of NoviWare 250 coupled with our pioneering work with market leading OpenFlow controller and application innovators, such as NEC and Citylink, now turns the promise of SDN into a reality.”

Jodoin adds: “NoviFlow is very pleased that our network processor-based switches are becoming key elements in the deployment of scalable, robust and high-demand SDN and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solutions. NoviFlow’s NoviSwitch 1248 and NoviSwitch 1132 switches offer a unique combination of up to 200 Gbps of OpenFlow 1.3 throughput and support for up to 1 million simultaneous flows in a 1U format, thus delivering the capacity and performance needed by intensive, leading-edge applications."

Some of the key features of NoviWare 250 include:

  • OpenFlow Experimenter Feature support
  • Controller role-change
  • Tunnel Metadata for GRE, MPLS and VxLAN
  • O&M CLI improvements:

o    Set max packet length
o    Port configuration
o    Set tables
o    Set user names, passwords
o    Remote reboot
o    Load new/rollback to previous s/w revisions
o    Show configuration for switch, controller, OF channel, tables, groups, users
o    Set traces on/off
o    Show stats, logs, s/w revision, OF channel status

  • Configuration load and restore
  • VLAN on management port

For more information on NoviFlow high-performance OpenFlow 1.3 switching products please visit:


About NoviFlow
NoviFlow Inc. provides high-performance OpenFlow-based switching solutions to network operators and cloud operators seeking greater control and flexibility over their networks. The company was the first to offer a high-performance OpenFlow 1.3 compliant switch on the market, and the first Canadian company to join the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). NoviFlow has offices in Sunnyvale CA, Washington DC, Cambridge MA, Seattle WA and Montreal, Canada. For more information, please visit Follow NoviFlow on Twitter @NoviFlowInc.

NoviFlow Media and Analyst Contact:
Anne Baker
Email: abaker(at)bluecreekmarketing(dot)com
Phone: +1 425.442.1806

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