Software Defined Networking: Design and Deployment (Hardback)
  • Software Defined Networking: Design and Deployment (Hardback)

Software Defined Networking: Design and Deployment (Hardback)

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Hardback 186 Pages / Published: 03/12/2014
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Software Defined Networking: Design and Deployment provides a comprehensive treatment of software defined networking (SDN) suitable for new network managers and experienced network professionals. Presenting SDN in context with more familiar network services and challenges, this accessible text:

Explains the importance of virtualization, particularly the impact of virtualization on servers and networksAddresses SDN, with an emphasis on the network control planeDiscusses SDN implementation and the impact on service providers, legacy networks, and network vendorsContains a case study on Google's initial implementation of SDNInvestigates OpenFlow, the hand-in-glove partner of SDNLooks forward toward more programmable networks and the languages needed to manage these environments

Software Defined Networking: Design and Deployment offers a unique perspective of the business case and technology motivations for considering SDN solutions. By identifying the impact of SDN on traffic management and the potential for network service growth, this book instills the knowledge needed to manage current and future demand and provisioning for SDN.

Publisher: Apple Academic Press Inc.
ISBN: 9781482238631
Number of pages: 186
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 18 mm


"... presents and covers a well-defined cycle, from definition and implementation to development and deployment of SDNs. ... The authors have used an easy-to-read narrative style, [offering] updated references for further reading. Challenges and issues arising in the design and deployment of SDN are also discussed."
-Fatos Xhafa, Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain

"This [book's] main strengths are addressing a revolutionary subject in networking, handling a principal change in the network infrastructure, emphasizing the need of open standards, evaluating strategies and solutions from leading suppliers, and preparing enterprises for more efficient ways of networking. ... The approach is good, and the selection of topics is good as well. ... This book will help enterprise CIOs and CTOs redesign their networks. Furthermore, it will help them sit down to serious talks with suppliers. This book also will help graduate and Ph.D students get the basics for future network infrastructure design, help suppliers select the right standards and architectures for their future switch and router products, and help solution providers select and implement the right standards and architectures combined with the best of suites of products."
-Kornel Terplan, Terplan Consulting LLC, New York, USA

"I recommend this book as a source of relevant and valuable information about emerging SDN topics. Architectural and conceptual basics are supplemented by technical details, making this work attractive for a wide spectrum of readers."
-IEEE Communications, January 2017

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