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Network Function Virtualization by Thomas D. Nadeau, Ken Gray

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Chapter 4

IETF Related Standards

NETMOD, NETCONF, SFC and SPRING

Abstract

This chapter introduces the notion of other relevant and useful standards efforts going on in the industry. In particular, we focus here on the Internet Engineering Task Force’s efforts in this space, both failed and current. Here we define and describe what the NETMOD, NETCONF, SFC and SPRING working groups are up to and why it matters to NFV and SFC technology.

Keywords

IETF; NETMOD; NETCONF; SFC; SPRING; industry standards; working groups; internet engineering

Introduction

From the prior chapter on ETSI and the related exploration of NFV, you may have come away with the impression that standardization is currently stagnant or worse, an outdated artifact of the past. However, ...

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