SDN Journey Part 1: What is Software Defined Networking?
The SDN Journey Part 1 by Jim Metzler on SDxCentral: What is software-defined networking (SDN)?
This is the first in a series of thirteen blogs that are designed to help IT organizations on their path tosoftware-defined networking (SDN) adoption. This blog will define what SDN is and will briefly discuss the relationship between SDN and network virtualization.
The SDN definition that I will use is based on the Open Networking Foundation’s (ONF) definition of SDN. The ONF definition states that within an SDN, the control and data planes are decoupled, network intelligence and state are logically centralized and the underlying network infrastructure is abstracted from the applications. I want to add to that definition that within an SDN there is a programmatic interface into the control function. Learn more by watching this video!
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