Pica8 powers Touix's SDN-driven internet exchange

Monday 29 June 2015 | 10:02 CET | News
Touix, one of France's internet exchanges, is leveraging Pica8's network operating system and white box switches to programme and optimise its exchange fabric. Software defined networking (SDN) is aimed at giving network operators a fundamentally new way to operate, provision and manage the network. With Pica8's software, Touix avoids network outages and congestion caused by broadcast storms. Touix is the first Internet Exchange Provider in Europe to fully leverage OpenFlow, Pica8 said. The deployment is leveraging Ryu, the NTT Labs open-source controller, with parallel development underway for On.Labs' ONOS controller. In addition, for this installation, developers used Pica8's Rest API as a means to communicate with a Graphical User Interface (GUI), simplifying common operational tasks.

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