Google Building Their Own Open Source Network Management Architecture

Posted Apr 18, 2012

Google is developing an open source network management architecture and their own routers. Google’s infrastructure head Urs Hölzle has outlined how they are revamping their network, which ranks up with large Internet service providers through an open source networking technology called OpenFlow.

Some of the key points include:
– Hölzle said that Google was making their own networking gear and they are known for making their own services. Google’s routers power the G-Scale network.
– OpenFlow is going to be the linchpin of Google’s network overhaul. OpenFlow is an open source technology that separates packet switching and management.
– There are hundreds of engineers working on the OpenFlow project. Networking gear is being pre-deployed to take over half the capacity before grabbig the rest.