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 networks
- Addresses SDN, with an emphasis on the network control plane
- Discusses SDN implementation and the impact on service providers, legacy networks, and network vendors
- Contains a case study on Google’s initial implementation of SDN
- Investigates OpenFlow, the hand-in-glove partner of SDN
- Looks 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.
Table of Contents
Virtualization. Software-Defined Networking. SDN Implementation. Service Providers and SDN. SDN Development. Network Vendors and SDN. Google and SDN. OpenFlow. SDN Evolution.
Patricia A. Morreale is a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science at Kean University, Union, New Jersey, where she conducts research in network management and design. Since joining Kean University, she has established the Network Laboratory, building on her prior work at Stevens Institute of Technology, and has continued her research in multimedia and mobile network performance and system design. Dr. Morreale holds a BS from Northwestern University, an MS from the University of Missouri, and a Ph.D from Illinois Institute of Technology, all in computer science. She holds a patent in the design of real-time database systems and has numerous journal and conference publications.
James M. Anderson is the vice president of product management at GSL Solutions, Tampa, Florida, USA, and the president of Blue Elephant Consulting, a business communications consulting firm. Previously, he worked for Boeing, Siemens, Alcatel, Verizon, and a number of start-ups. Dr. Anderson holds a BS and MS from Washington University in St. Louis, a Ph.D from Florida Atlantic University, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas. His research interests include effective network management techniques for very large networks, software as a service (SaaS) products, and software defined networking/networks function virtualization (SDN/NFV). Dr. Anderson has authored over 30 books and has numerous conference publications.