Software Defined Networks (SDN) based Data Center Networking

Speaker:  Pradeep Kumar TS – Chennai, India
Topic(s):  Networks and Communications


Software defined networks are the future networks which minimises the cost of networking deployments that reduces capital expenditure (Capex) invested by the networking companies. SDN provides greater flexibility in creating networks in real time and minimise energy usage of data centres. 

This lecture deals with the various concepts behind the Data center networking based on Software Defined Networks. As SDNs are powered with application plane, control plane and data plane, this lecture focuses on all the metrics used by the three planes for deploying a data center. 

It starts from the types of traffic, need for Software Defined networks, implementation of Network Function Virtualisation and various SDN Controllers used for data center networks. This presentation also features the key drivers of SDN namely, server visualisation, switch virtualisation and storage/memory virtualisation. It also provides the software defined network architecture, its characteristics and its functions for successful deployment of Data centres.

SDN Controllers are in great demand for controlling the virtual and the physical switches. This lecture  handles and analyses the various switching devices that can form a network via a data centre. Openflow is one such example is handled in this lecture.  It deals with the open flow switches, flow packet structure and controller operations. 

finally, the lecture handles CloudNAAS which is a cloud networking software that can handle the complete control operations of a Software defined networks. This lecture also features a small introduction of Mininet which is a SDN based software that can analyse the performance metrics of a data center. 

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  70
Duration:  90 minutes
Languages Available:  English
Last Updated: 

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