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Software-Defined Network (SDN) Problem Statement and Use Cases for Data Center Applications

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Authors Ping Pan , Thomas Nadeau
Last updated 2012-09-13 (Latest revision 2012-03-12)
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Software Defined Network (SDN) is an overlay architecture that presents the underlying transport network to the applications and services for monitoring, and provisioning at abstraction level. In this memo, we outline some of the problems, and present an architecture outline. We will present a few applications to validate the problems and the architecture framework.


Ping Pan
Thomas Nadeau

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