Case Study: The Google SDN WAN | CDN Breakthroughs |

How has this pioneering deployment shaped up over two years? Jim Wanderer, director of engineering, platforms networking, Google, reveals all.


There's intense curiosity about Google's inter-datacenter SDN [Software Defined Networking] deployment using OpenFlow. That's hardly surprising given that OpenFlow is so recent and has, on the one hand, been unfairly dismissed by some as an academic exercise yet to bear fruit, while on the other we have here an example of not only a large-scale deployment by a giant among Cloud service providers, but also one that has already clocked up two years of operational experience.