Title: Software defined networking: a crucial approach for cloud computing adoption

Authors: Sumit Badotra; Surya Narayan Panda

Addresses: Chitkara University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Chitkara University, Punjab, India ' Chitkara University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Chitkara University, Punjab, India

Abstract: The most important convince which is contributed by the cloud is that it lets to deliver an infrastructure framework and various services rapidly instead of ordering, installing and then configuring a lot of servers, you can go for a particular number of virtual machines (VMs). Networking approach used in the cloud the network is becoming a hurdle to expand its scalability. But with the help of introducing software defined networking (SDN) approach into the cloud networking, infrastructure and its services can be configured through a well-defined application programming interface (API), manageability of the cloud network is enhanced with the capability of increasing its scalability, and therefore, the collaboration of cloud and SDN is one of the hottest topics nowadays. This study aims to provide the importance of SDN in the cloud; detailed study on its importance, architectural and advantages are stated.

Keywords: cloud computing; data centres; software defined networking; SDN; data plane; control plane; application programming interface; API.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCC.2022.122028

International Journal of Cloud Computing, 2022 Vol.11 No.2, pp.123 - 137

Received: 14 Jun 2019
Accepted: 01 Oct 2019

Published online: 31 Mar 2022 *

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