Introduction to SDN

Introduction to SDN

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In today's networking world, there is a dire shortage of traditional networking capabilities. SDN offers a separation of data and control planes, increases the granularity of the data control, simplifies the network equipment, the integration with management systems and OSS/BSS. This automates and accelerates the development of new services.

Chapter Contents:

  • 1.1 Data centers
  • 1.1.1 The new computing paradigm
  • 1.1.2 DC network architecture
  • 1.1.3 Traffic in DC
  • 1.1.4 Addressing and routing in DC
  • 1.1.5 Performance
  • 1.1.6 TCP/IP stack issues
  • 1.1.7 Network management system
  • 1.1.8 Virtualization, scalability, flexibility
  • 1.2 Software-defined networks
  • 1.2.1 How can we split control plane and data plane?
  • 1.2.2 OpenFlow protocol and programmable switching: basics
  • 1.2.3 SDN controller, northbound API, controller applications
  • 1.2.4 Open issues and challenges
  • 1.3 Summary and conclusion
  • References

Inspec keywords: software defined networking

Other keywords: SDN; data control; network equipment; management systems; data separation; control planes; OSS-BSS

Subjects: Computer communications; Computer networks and techniques

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