VortiQa® open network (ON) director software is commercial-grade, OpenFlow™ protocol compliant control plane software optimized to leverage QorIQ® communications platforms with applications integration. It is OpenFlow version 1.3.x compliant and has extensions to support Layer 3 and above protocol functions such as IPsec VPN and policy-based routing in addition to Layer 2 and Layer 3 data forwarding.
VortiQa ON director software enables customers to incorporate OpenFlow software-defined networking (SDN) control plane and application functions in their advanced networking designs, based on QorIQ communications processors in a cost-effective and timely manner. This product interoperates with third-party OpenFlow compliant switches as per the OpenFlow v1.3.x specification. Customers can build their applications by utilizing VortiQa ON director software north-bound (NB) API implemented in C language. Additionally, the product is pre-integrated with selective popular Linux® networking functions so that customers can utilize them in their designs. The product is easily portable across a range of QorIQ processors.
NXP® offers commercial support and services around the product to jump-start customer designs thereby offering further time-to-market and time-to-revenue advantages.