Managed switching elements used as extenders

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PATENT NO 9112811
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Some embodiments provide a network system that includes a first network and a second network. The first network includes several unmanaged switching elements. The second network includes several managed switching elements. The network system includes a particular managed switching element for communicating network data between the first and second networks.

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NICIRA, INC.PALO ALTO, CA212

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Amidon, Keith E Los Altos, US 21 1071
Casado, Martin Portola Valley, US 81 3008
Fazzone, Paul San Jose, US 4 211
Ingram, Paul S Menlo Park, US 8 483
Koponen, Teemu San Francisco, US 143 3450
Lambeth, W Andrew San Mateo, US 40 1092

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2013/0058,225 DISTRIBUTED NETWORK CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD 42 2011
2013/0058,226 NETWORK VIRTUALIZATION APPARATUS 36 2011
2013/0058,228 NETWORK VIRTUALIZATION APPARATUS AND METHOD 37 2011
2013/0058,250 HIERARCHICAL MANAGED SWITCH ARCHITECTURE 50 2011
2013/0058,339 NETWORK CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD 38 2011
2013/0058,340 NETWORK CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD WITH TABLE MAPPING ENGINE 37 2011
2013/0058,341 NETWORK CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD WITH PORT SECURITY CONTROLS 42 2011
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2013/0058,357 DISTRIBUTED NETWORK VIRTUALIZATION APPARATUS AND METHOD 39 2011
2013/0058,358 NETWORK CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD WITH QUALITY OF SERVICE CONTROLS 41 2011
2013/0060,737 SECONDARY STORAGE ARCHITECTURE FOR A NETWORK CONTROL SYSTEM THAT UTILIZES A PRIMARY NETWORK INFORMATION BASE 37 2011
2013/0060,922 USE OF NETWORK INFORMATION BASE STRUCTURE TO ESTABLISH COMMUNICATION BETWEEN APPLICATIONS 41 2011
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2013/0060,940 NETWORK VIRTUALIZATION 61 2011
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2013/0058,251 MANAGING A NETWORK BY CONTROLLING EDGE SWITCHING ELEMENTS; USING STANDARD INTERIOR SWITCHES 37 2011
2013/0058,252 MESH ARCHITECTURES FOR MANAGED SWITCHING ELEMENTS 42 2011
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2013/0058,342 LOGICAL PACKET PROCESSING PIPELINE THAT RETAINS STATE INFORMATION TO EFFECTUATE EFFICIENT PROCESSING OF PACKETS 41 2011
2013/0058,343 USE OF RICH CONTEXT TAGS IN LOGICAL DATA PROCESSING 37 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 39 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
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2013/0058,350 NETWORK CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PORT ISOLATION 43 2011
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