Northbound applications and interface

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  • SDN application (software-defined networking application)

    An SDN application is a software program designed to perform a task in a software-defined networking (SDN) environment. SDN applications can replace and expand upon functions that are implemented through firmware in hardware devices in a conventional... 

About Northbound applications and interface

Much of the promise in SDN applications lies in northbound APIs that enable a range of network services, including granular routing and security. Learn about the northbound interface and how northbound applications will enable network programmability and total IT orchestration. Also learn about the potential standardization of northbound APIs with the news, expert advice and other resources in this topic section.