What Is Software Defined Networking?

March 13, 2023

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is a type of network architecture that virtualizes the control plane (the part of the network that decides where to send traffic). Software-defined control planes communicate with hardware infrastructure to direct traffic, which makes networks more flexible and easier to manage. This strategy differs from traditional networks in which hardware routers and switches make traffic decisions based on routing tables.

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