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SOFTWARE-DEFINED NETWORKING (SDN)

  • Separation of control and data plane
  • A centralized controller and view of the network
  • Programmability of the network by external applications
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NETWORK FUNCTIONS VIRTUALIZATION (NFV)

  • Consolidate many network equipment types onto high-volume servers
  • Apply to data- and control-plane functions in fixed/mobile networks
  • Deploy in data centers, network nodes, end user premises, etc.
Key Benefits of Network Builders
  • Infrastructure end users:

    The goal of the program is to make it easier to build, enhance, and operate SDN/NFV-based infrastructure, while lowering capital and operating expenditures.

  • Ecosystem members:

    The program is being established to spark innovation, reduce development effort, advance open networking standards, increase interoperability, and ultimately, reduce time to market.