SDN Definitions

  • A

    application-aware networking (app-ware networking)

    Application-aware networking is the capacity of an intelligent network to maintain current information about applications that connect to it and, as a result, optimize their functioning as well as that of other applications or systems that they control.

  • application-defined networking

    Application-defined networking (ADN) is a networking scenario in which applications have the ability to adapt network environments to meet their needs, rather than having resources allocated by the network.

  • D

    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

    Embrane

    Embrane is a company that makes software products for the delivery of SDN (sofware-defined networking) services, including load balancers, firewalls and VPNs.

  • F

    Floodlight

    Floodlight is a Java-based OpenFlow controller.

  • FlowVisor

    FlowVisor is an experimental software-defined networking controller that enables network virtualization by slicing a physical network into multiple logical 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.

  • N

    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.

  • Nicira Inc.

    Nicira is a network virtualization and SDN (software-defined networking) company that Martin Casado, Nick McKeown and Scott Shenker founded in 2007.

  • NX-OS

    NX-OS evolved from the Cisco MDS operating system, SAN-OS.

  • O

    OpenFlow controller

    An OpenFlow controller is an application that manages flow control in a software-defined networking (SDN) environment.

  • P

    Plexxi

    Plexxi is a Cambridge Massachusetts company that makes software-defined networking (SDN) software. The company was founded with venture-based funding in 2011. Plexxi's management team is composed of networking professionals.

  • programmable network (PN)

    A programmable network is one in which the behavior of network devices and flow control is handled by software that operates independently from network hardware.

  • S

    SD-branch

    SD-branch is a single, automated, centrally managed hardware platform and framework that supports SD-WAN, routing, integrated security and LAN/Wi-Fi functions.

  • 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 networking environment.

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