In-depth coverage of the latest developments in Software Defined Networking, including the benefits and risks of shifting parts of a network to the SDN model
1. Introduction 2. Why SDN? 3. Genesis of SDN 4. How SDN Works 5. The OpenFlow Specification 6. Alternative Definitions of SDN 7. Emerging Protocol, Controller, and Application Models 8. SDN in the Data Center 9. SDN in Other Environments 10. Network Functions Virtualization 11. Players in the SDN Ecosystem 12. SDN Applications 13. SDN Open Source 14. Business Ramifications 15. SDN Futures
Paul Goransson is Founder and Chairperson of the Elbrys Networks where he currently leads corporate strategy and directs Elbrys' Intellectual Property portfolio. A serial entrepreneur who has led two boot-strap start-up companies through successful acquisitions by industry giants - Qosnetics by Hewlett Packard (1999) and Meetinghouse by Cisco (2006). Paul held senior management positions with Agilent Technology's Advanced Networks Division and Cisco's Wireless Networking Business UnitPaul co-authored the book "Roaming Securely in 802.11 Networks" as well as numerous articles in technical journals related to computer networking. He is often an invited speaker at technical conferences. Chuck Black has over 35 years of experience in the field of computer networking, working in researchand development labs for Hewlett-Packard for most of that time before becoming co-founder of TallacNetworks, a Software Defined Networking startup. Most recently he has been training engineeringstaff and customers of major networking vendors in the areas of developing SDN applications. He hasbeen the innovator and creator of multiple networking products for HP in the area of Network AccessControl and Security, and holds eleven patents in these areas. Prior to this work, he developed productsin the field of Network Management for HP's software organization. In the early days of local areanetworking, he was author of some of the first network topology discovery applications in the industry.Black holds a BS and MS in Computer Science from California Polytechnic State University, San LuisObispo. Timothy Culver is a seasoned technology executive and university faculty that has a broad base of experience in engineering, information technology, business development, sales, and marketing. He has been successful and passionate about emerging technologies and has a proven track record in creating, building, and delivering global technology teams. Tim has been involved in 3 start-ups and built businesses spanning 14 countries. As an adjuct faculty at the University of Texas at Dallas, he has created and taught graduate courses in computer science, software engineering, and spearheaded the Software Defined Networking curriculum and program. Prior to joining the University of Texas at Dallas in the 90's, Tim taught computer language and introduction to computer science classes at the Dallas Community College District. Tim has won the U.S. Presidential Volunteer Service Award from 2011 through 2014 for his volunteer activities in the community. This includes a passion for STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) education efforts in middle and high schools. He is passionate about promoting these careers to students and serves on the Mentor Advisory Commitee for WeTeachScience.org.
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