Externalization of Packet Processing in Software Defined Networking

  title={Externalization of Packet Processing in Software Defined Networking},
  author={Douglas Comer and Adib Rastegarnia},
  journal={IEEE Networking Letters},
Current software defined networking (SDN) controllers aggregate all control plane subsystems into a monolithic program. A controller that follows the aggregated approach defines its own set of programming interfaces and services, making application development dependent on a particular SDN controller, and restricting portability of management applications across controllers. We propose a new architecture that disaggregates controller functionality and externalizes packet processing, a critical… 
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