Software-Defined Networks: A Systems Approach (Paperback)

Software-Defined Networks: A Systems Approach By Larry Peterson, Carmelo Cascone, Bruce Davie Cover Image
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Software-Defined Networks (SDN) are transforming the Internet by replacing bundled, proprietary hardware and control software. SDN is being embraced by cloud providers, telcos, and enterprises, as it enables a new era of innovation in networking. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to SDN from the perspective of those who are developing and leveraging the technology.

Book Features:

  • Describes a complete SDN stack, illustrated with example open source software.
  • Emphasizes underlying concepts, abstractions, and design rationale.
  • Describes both fixed-function and programmable switching chips.
  • Describes the P4-based toolchain for programming and controlling switches.
  • Describes a range of SDN use cases: enterprises, datacenters, access networks.
  • Includes hands-on programming exercises, downloadable from GitHub.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781736472101
ISBN-10: 1736472100
Publisher: Systems Approach, LLC
Publication Date: February 1st, 2021
Pages: 194
Language: English