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A survey on software defined networking and its applications

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Software defined networking (SDN) achieves network routing management with logically centralized control software that decouples the network data plane from the control plane. This new design paradigm greatly emancipates network innovation. This paper introduces the background of SDN technology with its design principles, explains its differentiation, and summarizes the research efforts on SDN network architecture, components and applications. Based on the observation of current SDN development, this paper analyzes the potential driving forces of SDN deployment and its future trend.

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Yili Gong received her BS fromWuhan University (WHU), China and PhD in computer science from Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China in 2006. She worked as a post-doc researcher at Community Grids Lab, Indiana University, USA from 2006 to 2007. Since 2008, she has been an assistant and associate professor at Computer School, WHU. Her research interests include distributed systems, especially cloud systems and distributed file system, and system virtualization.

Wei Huang received his BS from PLA University of Science and Technology, China in 2007. He is studying as a graduate student in Computer School, Wuhan University, China.

Wenjie Wang received his BS from Peking University, China and his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan,Ann Arbor, USA in 2006. He co-founded a peer-to-peer live streaming in 2005 based on his PhD thesis, and served as the CTO. He subsequently joined IBM CRL, working on cloud computing in the department of Networked Computing and Intelligent Systems. Then he worked at PPLive as P2P Chief Architect and UR Director. He has also worked and interned in Oracle China and Microsoft Research Asia.

Yingchun Lei received his BS from Wuhan University, China and PhD in computer science from Institute of Computing Technology, Chineses Academy of Sciences (CAS), China in 2002. Since 2004, he has been an associate researcher at Institute of Computing Technology, CAS. His research interests include networking and distributed systems, especially distributed storage system, NewSQL system, and clouding system.

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Gong, Y., Huang, W., Wang, W. et al. A survey on software defined networking and its applications. Front. Comput. Sci. 9, 827–845 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11704-015-3448-z

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