Software Defined Networks: A Comprehensive Approach

Software Defined Networks: A Comprehensive Approach

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Software Defined Networks: A Comprehensive Approach

Software Defined Networks: A Comprehensive Approach, Second Edition provides in-depth coverage of the technologies collectively known as Software Defined Networking (SDN). The book shows how to explain to business decision-makers the benefits and risks in shifting parts of a network to the SDN model, when to integrate SDN technologies in a network, and how to develop or acquire SDN applications.

In addition, the book emphasizes the parts of the technology that encourage opening up the network, providing treatment for alternative approaches to SDN that expand the definition of SDN as networking vendors adopt traits of SDN to their existing solutions.

Since the first edition was published, the SDN market has matured, and is being gradually integrated and morphed into something more compatible with mainstream networking vendors. This book reflects these changes, with coverage of the OpenDaylight controller and its support for multiple southbound protocols, the Inclusion of NETCONF in discussions on controllers and devices, expanded coverage of NFV, and updated coverage of the latest approved version (1.5.1) of the OpenFlow specification.

  • Contains expanded coverage of controllers
  • Includes a new chapter on NETCONF and SDN
  • Presents expanded coverage of SDN in optical networks
  • Provides support materials for use in computer networking courses

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780124166752
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 06/13/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 270,890
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Why SDN?

Chapter 3: Genesis of SDN

Chapter 4: How SDN Works

Chapter 5: The OpenFlow Specification

Chapter 6: Alternative Definitions of SDN

Chapter 7: Emerging Protocol, Controller, and Application Models

Chapter 8: SDN in the Data Center

Chapter 9: SDN in Other Environments

Chapter 10: Network Functions Virtualization

Chapter 11: Players in the SDN Ecosystem

Chapter 12: SDN Applications

Chapter 13: SDN Open Source

Chapter 14: Business Ramifications

Chapter 15: SDN Futures

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