Fabric: A Retrospective on Evolving SDN

TitleFabric: A Retrospective on Evolving SDN
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsCasado, M., Koponen T., Shenker S. J., & Tootoonchian A.
Other Numbers3347

MPLS was an attempt to simplify network hardware while improvingthe flexibility of network control. Software-Defined Networking(SDN) was designed to make further progress along both of thesedimensions. While a significant step forward in some respects, itwas a step backwards in others. In this paper we discuss SDN’sshortcomings and propose how they can be overcome by adoptingthe insight underlying MPLS. We believe this hybrid approach willenable an era of simple hardware and flexible control.

Bibliographic Notes

Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Hot Topics in Software Defined Networking (HotSDN), pp. 85-90, Helsinki, Finland

Abbreviated Authors

M. Casado, T. Koponen, S. Shenker, and A. Tootoonchian

ICSI Research Group

Networking and Security

ICSI Publication Type

Article in conference proceedings