Brief comparison of some of the key points of SDN and NFV

By | May 20, 2014

Brief comparison of some of the key points of SDN and NFV

 

Category SDN NFV
Reason for Being Separation of control and data, centralization of control and programmability of network Relocation of network functions from dedicated appliances to generic servers
Target Location Campus, data center / cloud Service provider network
Target Devices Commodity servers and switches Commodity servers and switches
Initial Applications Cloud orchestration and networking Routers, firewalls, gateways, CDN, WAN accelerators, SLA assurance
New Protocols OpenFlow None yet
Formalization Open Networking Forum (ONF) ETSI NFV Working Group

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