SDN’s many promises to network routing and the raise of OpenFlow

Despite the fact that the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) concept has been around for quite a while now–developed by Stanford around 2005–the hype is just growing. We strongly felt this when we attended the–HPSR2013 conference–where many research papers and  2 out of 3 tutorials discussed about SDN. Other highlights of the conference are presented in another post.

We would not say that SDN is the new ATM, which some might say was too over engineered to just work in practice. However, as with any new technology searching for its final course there were many promises which have to prove their usefulness and practicality. Here our takeaways for SDN:

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