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Computer and Communication Networks, Second Edition by Nader F. Mir

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Chapter 17. Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Beyond

The focus of this chapter is primarily on advanced network control methods. The motivation for yet other networking control methodologies is the rise of significant competition in communication services where large-scale organizations on the public Internet have spurred service providers to look for ways to disrupt the status quo through a dependable approach.

We start the chapter with a different paradigm in the management of networks. In previous chapters, we learned how complex the traffic management of traditional networks could be. Traditional networks are structured with special-purpose devices running distributed protocols for topology discovery, routing, traffic monitoring, quality ...

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