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Foundations of Modern Networking: SDN, NFV, QoE, IoT, and Cloud by William Stallings

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Chapter 1. Elements of Modern Networking

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Image Explain the key elements and their relationships of a modern networking ecosystem, including end users, network providers, application providers and application service providers.

Discuss the motivation for the typical network hierarchy ...

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