Matt Oswalt of Keeping It Classless writes:
I was told by several impressed delegates about a talk by Andy Warfield of Coho Data, where he described how they used OpenFlow to steer storage traffic intelligently to and from various nodes in a distributed storage array.
For the majority of the discussion, he talks at length about how NICs have long been able to push more data than a single CPU core is able to process, and as a result, they have to be intelligent about the distribution of packet processing onto the cores within a multicore system.
I must say it was magical watching Matt working through these ideas in his mind last week before talking to the folks at Coho Data. I think they are doing some great stuff that networking and storage people should see.
Read more: Storage Traffic Magic with OpenFlow