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Future Internet 2014, 6(2), 302-336; doi:10.3390/fi6020302
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Software-Defined Networking Using OpenFlow: Protocols, Applications and Architectural Design Choices

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Received: 16 January 2014; in revised form: 12 April 2014 / Accepted: 25 April 2014 / Published: 12 May 2014
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Abstract: We explain the notion of software-defined networking (SDN), whose southbound interface may be implemented by the OpenFlow protocol. We describe the operation of OpenFlow and summarize the features of specification versions 1.0–1.4. We give an overview of existing SDN-based applications grouped by topic areas. Finally, we point out architectural design choices for SDN using OpenFlow and discuss their performance implications.
Keywords: software-defined networking; OpenFlow; control plane; network applications software-defined networking; OpenFlow; control plane; network applications
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Braun, W.; Menth, M. Software-Defined Networking Using OpenFlow: Protocols, Applications and Architectural Design Choices. Future Internet 2014, 6, 302-336.

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Braun W, Menth M. Software-Defined Networking Using OpenFlow: Protocols, Applications and Architectural Design Choices. Future Internet. 2014; 6(2):302-336.

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Braun, Wolfgang; Menth, Michael. 2014. "Software-Defined Networking Using OpenFlow: Protocols, Applications and Architectural Design Choices." Future Internet 6, no. 2: 302-336.

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