Software Defined Networks: A Comprehensive Approach

Software Defined Networks: A Comprehensive Approach

Paperback Morgan Kaufmann

By (author) Paul Goransson, By (author) Chuck Black

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  • Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 191mm x 231mm x 20mm | 635g
  • Publication date: 27 July 2014
  • Publication City/Country: San Francisco
  • ISBN 10: 012416675X
  • ISBN 13: 9780124166752
  • Illustrations note: Approx. 96 Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 563,807

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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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Author information

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. Chuck Black is currently co-founder and Principal Software Architect at Tallac Networks. He has over 30 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. Most recently he has been the innovator and creator of multiple networking products for HP in the area of Network Access Control and Security. 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.

Table of contents

Introduction Why Software Defined Networks (SDN)Genesis of SDNHow SDN WorksSDN Use Cases The OpenFlow SpecificationSDN Naysayers and Alternative Definitions of SDN Current Players in the SDN The Importance of Open Source ContributionsSDN Applications Business Ramifications for SDN SDN Futures