Southbound 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 Southbound applications and interface

Southbound applications are key in the SDN environment since they carry the message of the SDN controller and northbound applications to the overall network. In this section, learn about the southbound interface and the role of southbound APIs in network programmability, as well as how they will be used in network discovery and management. Also learn about OpenFlow southbound APIs and alternate southbound application strategies.