Software-Defined Networking: History, Hype, and Hope

TitleSoftware-Defined Networking: History, Hype, and Hope
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsShenker, S. J.
Other Numbers3276

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) has all the signs of a fad: massive hype in the trade rags, an increasing number of academic papers, and widespread confusion about what SDN really means (Isn't it just OpenFlow? Isn't it all about centralization? Isn't it all just hot air?). This talk will try to dispel some of this confusion by discussing how SDN arises from a few natural abstractions for the network control plane.

Bibliographic Notes

Proceedings of the Conference on Large-Scale Distributed Systems and Middleware (LADIS 2012), Madeira, Portugal.

Abbreviated Authors

S. Shenker

ICSI Research Group

Networking and Security

ICSI Publication Type

Article in conference proceedings