• Corpus ID: 15985373

What you need to know about SDN control and data planes

@inproceedings{Kuniar2014WhatYN,
  title={What you need to know about SDN control and data planes},
  author={Maciej Kuźniar and Peter Pere{\vs}{\'i}ni and Dejan Kostic},
  year={2014}
}
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