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Software Defined Networks, 2nd Edition by Timothy Culver, Chuck Black, Paul Goransson

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Preface

When we initially conceived of the idea of writing this book, we were motivated in part by the lack of a single good reference for a comprehensive overview of SDN. Although we were involved professionally with SDN technologies, even we found information related to SDN to be largely unavailable in any single comprehensive source. We realized that for the very large numbers of professionals that were not directly working with SDN but who needed to learn about it, this was a big problem. Thus, our broad-brush goal in writing this book is to describe the setting that gave rise to SDN, the defining characteristics that distinguish it from competing technologies, and to explain the numerous significant commercial impacts that this nascent ...

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