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Software Defined Networking by Patricia A. Morreale

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Chapter 5

SDN development

5.1 Introduction

The creation of networks based on software-defined networking (SDN) technology holds the promise of customizing, creating, and deploying networks that can be programmed and designed to ideally support a network’s traffic. Although the possibility of implementing SDN technology to make networks more cost efficient is attractive, creating networks that can be tuned to the traffic that they are carrying is even more exciting.

5.2 Existing network limitations

The two major problems with today’s networks are that the applications that are using the networks do not know enough about the underlying network that they are using and the network does not know enough about the applications that are using it. A ...

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