Re: [sop] [Sdnp] Fwd: SOP and SDN Question

Robert Raszuk <robert@raszuk.net> Fri, 24 February 2012 15:43 UTC

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Subject: Re: [sop] [Sdnp] Fwd: SOP and SDN Question
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Hi Tom,

>> You seem to suggest that Open Flow can be expanded to include services
>> besides networking.
>
> I think you misunderstood what I wrote. Software Defined Networks (i.e.:
> OpenFlow) is targeted at working at the hardware abstraction level only.

That's completely inaccurate.

SDN is all about network applications. You perhaps are confusing it with 
ONF which indeed at this point is focused on defining OpenFlow protocol.

But protocols are not defined just by bunch of hardware enthusiasts. 
They are defined to address specific software defined applications.

Best,
R.



Software *Driven* Networks is
> targeted at services and network elements.
> There is a clear difference.
>
> --Tom