SDN architecture Definitions

  • C

    campus network

    A campus network is a proprietary local area network (LAN) or set of interconnected LANs serving a corporation, government agency, university, or similar organization.

  • control plane (CP)

    The control plane is the part of a network that carries signaling traffic and is responsible for routing.

  • D

    data plane (DP)

    The data plane (sometimes known as the user plane, forwarding plane, carrier plane or bearer plane) is the part of a network that carries user traffic.

  • Distributed Control Plane Architecture (DCPA)

    A Distributed Control Plane Architecture (DCPA) is a network architecture that makes it possible to allocate control protocol functions across multiple processor levels in the network system.

  • E

    east-west traffic

    East-west traffic, in a networking context, is the transfer of data packets from server to server within a data center. The label east-west comes from network diagram drawings that usually depict local area network (LAN) traffic horizontally.

  • edge router

    An edge router is a specialized router located at a network boundary that enables a campus network to connect to external networks.

  • H

    hybrid SDN

    A hybrid SDN (software-defined network) is a network where both traditional networking and SDN protocols operate in the same environment.

  • M

    Mininet

    Mininet is a software emulator for prototyping a large network on a single machine. 

  • N

    NETCONF

    NETCONF is an IETF network management protocol that provides an administrator or network engineer with a secure way to configure a firewall, router, switch or other network device.

  • NetScaler (SDX)

    Citrix NetScaler SDX is a service delivery networking platform for enterprise and cloud datacenters. NetScaler SDX supports multiple NetScaler instances on a single hardware appliance.

  • network fabric

    Network fabric is an industry term that describes a network topology in which devices pass data to each other through interconnecting switches.

  • network functions virtualization (NFV)

    Network functions virtualization (NFV) is an initiative to virtualize network services traditionally run on proprietary, dedicated hardware.

  • network hypervisor

    A network hypervisor is a program that provides an abstraction layer for network hardware.  Network hypervisors allow network engineers to create virtual networks that are completely decoupled and independent from the underlying physical network.

  • network orchestration

    Network orchestration is a policy-driven approach to network automation that coordinates the hardware and software components a software application or service requires to run.

  • network-as-a-service (NaaS)

    Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) is a business model for delivering network services over the Internet on a pay-per-use or subscription basis.

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