During the introductory part of his OpenFlow webinar, Greg Ferro briefly explained how OpenFlow-based forwarding could replace the traditional control and forwarding planes present in all networking devices. You can watch his explanation on YouTube or view the recording of the OpenFlow webinar on ipSpace.net.
Ivan Pepelnjak, CCIE#1354, is the chief technology advisor for NIL Data Communications. He has been designing and implementing large-scale data communications networks as well as teaching and writing books about advanced technologies since 1990. See his full profile, contact him or follow @ioshints on Twitter.