Software-Defined Networking: Open-Source Alternatives for Small to Medium Sized Enterprises

THORNLEY, Paul and BAGHERI, Maryam (2021). Software-Defined Networking: Open-Source Alternatives for Small to Medium Sized Enterprises. In: AINA 2021: Advanced Information Networking and Applications. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, 227 . Springer International Publishing, 188-199.

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    SDN Networking is a new and emerging technology and is receiving significant considerations within organizations. Previous research predominantly emphases on SDN deployment with large Local Area Networks (LAN’s) and its use in corporate Wider Area Networks. SDN adoption within small networks is an area of research that has not been explored in any detail. This paper aims to analyze a market-leading SDN solution – Cisco DNA Centre- and identify key technologies for utilization with SME-based networks. Furthermore, this research aims to provide open-source SDN solutions suitable for Small to Medium-sized networks and show how those identified technologies could be developed and deployed within Open-source solutions. This research shows that Open-source SDN controllers are a viable and deployable solution within small to medium-sized business networks.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Series ISSN 2367-3370 Series E-ISSN 2367-3389
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    Page Range: 188-199
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 06 May 2021 09:23
    Last Modified: 11 May 2021 11:45

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