When it comes to northbound interfaces, the ONF wants not to standardize, but to provide common code that can be used in frequently encountered use cases, says HP's Sarwar Raza — who was named chairman of the Northbound Interfaces Working Group on...
After saying 'no' so many times, the ONF has relented and will at least look at what a northbound API should eoncompass. Whether a standard comes out of it will depend on the recommendations of the new Northbound Interface working group.
Data Plane SDN flow-based systems make very sophisticated software decisions which allow for new, advanced and agile services that are associated with SDN.
Many SDN start-ups came out of stealth mode in 2012 and a few others are gearing up towards launch in 2013. Check out part 3 of SDN Startups 4 part blog series!
The momentum around the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Northbound API keeps growing. When is it going to be standardized? Who is in charge of standardizing it? Which implementation is likely to be the most adopted?
David Erickson of Stanford shares the history of the Beacon controller (on which Big Switch's Floodlight was based) and his thoughts on SDN and OpenFlow.
The possibilities of SDN, in particular OpenFlow, are exciting. But to see the possible become reality will depend on how quickly a capable and usable Northbound API is developed.
There's more to SDN research than just OpenFlow or northbound APIs there's also good business research, like from Lucerne Univerity in Switzerland.
SDN Myth Busters: Prospective customers ask us what they should believe from software-defined networking vendors.
A compelling Northbound API will not emerge purely from standards bodies or committees. Having competing APIs in the marketplace is critical.
The northbound API, between controller and data center automation system yields biggest impact.
While updating our directory of open-source projects, specifically the list of OpenFlow Controllers, we came across a framework called FlowER