Mesh architectures for managed switching elements

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8964598
APP PUB NO 20130058252A1
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Some embodiments provide a network architecture that includes several lower level managed switching elements for forwarding network data to several of network hosts. The network architecture includes a set of higher level managed switching elements. The several lower level managed switching elements and the set of higher level managed switching elements implement several logical datapath sets. Communication channels are established among the several lower level managed switching elements and the set of higher level managed switching elements based on a mesh topology.

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NICIRA, INC.PALO ALTO, CA195

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Amidon, Keith E Los Altos, US 19 1031
Casado, Martin Portola Valley, US 75 2888
Koponen, Teemu San Francisco, US 134 3296
Lambeth, W Andrew San Mateo, US 35 1043

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2013/0058,251 MANAGING A NETWORK BY CONTROLLING EDGE SWITCHING ELEMENTS; USING STANDARD INTERIOR SWITCHES 37 2011
2013/0058,255 MANAGED SWITCH ARCHITECTURES: SOFTWARE MANAGED SWITCHES, HARDWARE MANAGED SWITCHES, AND HETEROGENEOUS MANAGED SWITCHES 50 2011
2013/0058,342 LOGICAL PACKET PROCESSING PIPELINE THAT RETAINS STATE INFORMATION TO EFFECTUATE EFFICIENT PROCESSING OF PACKETS 40 2011
2013/0058,343 USE OF RICH CONTEXT TAGS IN LOGICAL DATA PROCESSING 37 2011
2013/0058,354 MANAGED SWITCHING ELEMENTS USED AS EXTENDERS 59 2011
2013/0060,817 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTERACTING WITH A NETWORK INFORMATION BASE IN A DISTRIBUTED NETWORK CONTROL SYSTEM WITH MULTIPLE CONTROLLER INSTANCES 35 2011
2013/0060,818 PROCESSING REQUESTS IN A NETWORK CONTROL SYSTEM WITH MULTIPLE CONTROLLER INSTANCES 38 2011
2013/0060,819 DISTRIBUTED NETWORK CONTROL SYSTEM WITH ONE MASTER CONTROLLER PER LOGICAL DATAPATH SET 38 2011
2013/0058,334 PACKET PROCESSING IN A NETWORK WITH HIERARCHICAL MANAGED SWITCHING ELEMENTS 35 2011
2013/0058,344 ONE-HOP PACKET PROCESSING IN A NETWORK WITH MANAGED SWITCHING ELEMENTS 35 2011
2012/0120,964 NETWORK CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR POPULATING LOGICAL DATAPATH SETS 49 2011
2012/0147,898 NETWORK CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CREATING AND MODIFYING LOGICAL SWITCHING ELEMENTS 47 2011
2013/0058,331 DEPLOYMENT OF HIERARCHICAL MANAGED SWITCHING ELEMENTS 39 2011
2013/0058,350 NETWORK CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PORT ISOLATION 43 2011
2013/0058,351 USE OF TUNNELS TO HIDE NETWORK ADDRESSES 45 2011
2013/0058,335 PACKET PROCESSING FOR LOGICAL DATAPATH SETS 47 2012
 
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