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SDN APIs- I Think I Have Seen This Movie Before

To see the future of SDN and arguably the future of networks, the roadmap is in our rear-view mirror. Like with most things the past holds the clues to the future and computing cycles fit that mold well. The Northbound API is starting to get some attention as there has been recent milestones in announcements regarding SDN support. There have …

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The Northbound API- A Big Little Problem

Northbound API Post

The Northbound API- A Big Little Problem :¬†What is a Northbound API (Application Programming Interface) in SDN? The Northbound API is available¬†on a SDN controller that allows for applications to interact with the controller. The controller in turn, interacts with the network hardware through the OpenFlow protocol to manipulate the flow tables and send instructions to the underlying network substrate. …

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