Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is a new paradigm related to network architecture. It involves decoupling control plans from data plans, allowing control plans to be deployed on platforms whose capacities are larger than those of conventional network switches. The abstraction through a standard network API allows development of high value-added network services without needing to worry about manufacturers’ specifications.
OpenFlow is the most appropriate communication protocol between a logically centralized control plane (one or more controllers) and data plane (network switches). It is standardized by the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) and implemented by many manufacturers. In OpenFlow, level 3 decisions are taken for each data stream and pushed through switches in the form of simple switching commands. Software-Defined Networking is a key concept that bridges the dynamic management of network resources on one side and on the other, the demand for connectivity and Quality of Service (QoS) applications such as cloud computing.
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