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OpenFlow + OpenPipes + Cloud = Network Services 2.0

For those unfamiliar with OpenFlow and OpenPipes there is a nice set of videos. Especially this one is interesting:


Via visually dragging and dropping network configurations towards hardware devices, they can be reconfigured to offer special services.

What if this visual designer would be running in the cloud? What if it would be on a person by person basis?

Some really cool scenarios would be possible. Imagine that I could dynamically set-up VPNs between my hotel room and my home. Or between different family members. Or block content by person during certain hours of the day.

As a user I would be able to reach videos that I have stored at home and access them from a hotel room. Teens would be able to dynamically connect homes and play multi-role games without central servers. Parents would be able to blacklist their children from accessing certain content during certain hours. Children that say they need the Internet to “study” would be able to access Wikipedia but not World Of Warcraft from 17:00 to 19:00 during the week. There would be a million and one scenarios possible…

  1. Michail Angelov
    December 1, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Hello Maarten,

    Would this be applicable for M2M services? Have you thought about this so far?

  1. April 19, 2012 at 9:58 am

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