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P4 development services

Due to technological development, many businesses have had to move to the cloud and change their IT infrastructure. This process might be challenging because of Software Defined Networking (SDN) limitations like poor flexibility.

However, the challenge can be overcome. Especially with the support of experts who have great experience in P4 – the Programming Protocol-Independent Packet Processors language for programming the data plane of network devices. At CodiLime, we've been developing network solutions with P4 since 2014.

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P4 development services
P4 development services

Why use the P4 programming language for your project?

P4 makes programming a data plane effective and more manageable by providing such advantages as the possibility for software reuse, building component libraries to move hardware-specific functions to P4, and a painless debugging and upgrading process for P4 programs

Why else is the P4 language worth considering?

P4 flexibility

As opposed to standard switches, P4 enables developers to express packet-forwarding policies as programs instead of revealing fixed-function forwarding engines to users (as in the case of traditional switches).

Ability to process fully custom protocol headers with P4

This feature allows P4 to really stand out compared to traditional switches and routers – they mainly enable the processing of standard and popular protocol headers like Ethernet, IP, TCP, etc. In contrast, the P4 language makes it possible also for custom solutions.

Easy separation of hardware and software components

P4 enables the use of abstract architectures for decoupling low-level aspects from high-level processing details.

Not sure if P4 meets your requirements?