10 Software-Defined Networking Architectures

, September 27, 2013 Software-defined networking is a hot topic for debate in the industry. Experts argue about the best way to implement it, the ways it might affect network engineers and administrators, and how it might disrupt the traditional power structure in the networking industry. While there are a lot of opinions about this emerging technology, there's one inescapable fact: SDN has brought new attention and innovation to the network. To get a view into the various approaches to SDN, we asked 10 vendors to supply images and short descriptions of their SDN technology. While there's some marketing fluff in some of the write-ups, the images provide a window into the wide range of technical approaches to SDN.
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Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (Alcatel)

Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) is a network overlay system for software-defined networking. VSP makes the network as responsive as cloud applications and users need it to be, established in a policy-driven manner throughout and across data centers. It facilitates hybrid cloud services, as well as the creation and scaling of distributed clouds using layer 3 routing protocols to extend application zones across multiple centers. As a result, VSP is designed to simplify service delivery and dynamically address changing business requirements with flexible and adaptive services.


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