Network overlay software

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  • Path Computation Element Protocol (PCEP)

    Path Computation Element (PCE) is a network component, application or node that can apply computational constraints and compute a network path or route by applying computational constraints in real time. 

  • overlay network

    An overlay network is a telecommunications network that runs independently on top of another one, although supported by its infrastructure. 

  • SDN overlay (software defined networking overlay)

    An SDN overlay is a deployment method for network virtualization and software-defined networking (SDN) that involves running a logically separate network or network component on top of existing infrastructure. 

About Network overlay software

Network overlay software will be essential to creating flexible, automated virtual networks that can support the cloud. In this section, learn about how virtual switches, along with SDN technology, will work with network overlays to create flexible virtual networks that can be provisioned on demand.