Application Enabled SDN (A-SDN)

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Authors Reinaldo Penno  , Tirumaleswar Reddy.K  , Mohamed Boucadair  , Dan Wing  , Suresh Vinapamula 
Last updated 2014-04-02 (latest revision 2013-09-29)
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To allow traversal of firewalls or provide additional network services such as QoS or supplemental bandwidth, it is necessary to deploy application-aware network elements. Such network elements are costly to create, deploy, and are unable to adequately cope with changes to the application itself, stifling innovation. This document describes a different approach, where the application explicitly signals its needs to the network.


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