The SDN controller market continues to evolve, with a wide range of both open source and proprietary solutions that often combine several elements available on the market. Demonstrated by the results of the survey, there are a wide range of SDN controller needs and considerations related to NV platforms.
Recently, we’ve heard a lot of questions and debate about the compatibility and scalability of specific controller platforms. For example, many SDN controller products have varied support for southbound protocols such as OpenFlow, BGP, Netconf, OVSDB. Matching the right controller capabilities with the installed base is important. Integral to the debate is the technology approach and protocol and feature support embedded in each controller – a wide range of alphabet soup. Below are some SDN Controller needs and considerations.