Virtual routers as a service: the RouteFlow approach leveraging software-defined networks

  title={Virtual routers as a service: the RouteFlow approach leveraging software-defined networks},
  author={Marcelo Ribeiro Nascimento and Christian Esteve Rothenberg and Marcos Rog{\'e}rio Salvador and Carlos N. A. Corr{\^e}a and Sidney C. de Lucena and Maur{\'i}cio F. Magalh{\~a}es},
The networking equipment market is being transformed by the need for greater openness and flexibility, not only for research purposes but also for in-house innovation by the equipment owners. In contrast to networking gear following the model of computer mainframes, where closed software runs on proprietary hardware, the software-defined networking approach effectively decouples the data from the control plane via an open API (i.e., OpenFlow protocol) that allows the (remote) control of packet… CONTINUE READING
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