Software Defined Networks

  • ID: 2784505
  • Book
  • 352 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Software Defined Networks discusses the historical networking environment that gave rise to SDN, as well as the latest advances in SDN technology. The book gives you the state of the art knowledge needed for successful deployment of an SDN, including:

  • How to explain to the non-technical business decision makers in your organization the potential benefits, as well as the risks, in shifting parts of a network to the SDN model
  • How to make intelligent decisions about when to integrate SDN technologies in a network
  • How to decide if your organization should be developing its own SDN applications or looking to acquire these from an outside vendor
  • How to accelerate the ability to develop your own SDN application, be it entirely novel or a more efficient approach to a long-standing problem
  • Discusses the evolution of the switch platforms that enable SDN
  • Addresses when to integrate SDN technologies in a network
  • Provides an overview of sample SDN applications relevant to different industries
  • Includes practical examples of how to write SDN applications

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  1. Introduction
  2. Why Software Defined Networks (SDN)
  3. Genesis of SDN
  4. How SDN Works
  5. SDN Use Cases
  6. The OpenFlow Specification
  7. SDN Naysayers and Alternative Definitions of SDN
  8. Current Players in the SDN
  9. The Importance of Open Source Contributions
  10. SDN Applications
  11. Business Ramifications for SDN
  12. SDN Futures
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Goransson, Paul
Paul Goransson is Founder and Chairperson of the Elbrys Networks where he currently leads corporate strategy and directs Elbrys' Intellectual Property portfolio. A serial entrepreneur who has led two boot-strap start-up companies through successful acquisitions by industry giants - Qosnetics by Hewlett Packard (1999) and Meetinghouse by Cisco (2006). Paul held senior management positions with Agilent Technology's Advanced Networks Division and Cisco's Wireless Networking Business UnitPaul co-authored the book "Roaming Securely in 802.11 Networks” as well as numerous articles in technical journals related to computer networking. He is often an invited speaker at technical conferences.
Black, Chuck
Chuck Black has over 35 years of experience in the field of computer networking, working in research

and development labs for Hewlett-Packard for most of that time before becoming co-founder of Tallac

Networks, a Software Defined Networking startup. Most recently he has been training engineering

staff and customers of major networking vendors in the areas of developing SDN applications. He has

been the innovator and creator of multiple networking products for HP in the area of Network Access

Control and Security, and holds eleven patents in these areas. Prior to this work, he developed products

in the field of Network Management for HP's software organization. In the early days of local area

networking, he was author of some of the first network topology discovery applications in the industry.

Black holds a BS and MS in Computer Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis


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