Reflections on a clean slate 4D approach to network control and management

Albert Greenberg, Geoffrey Xie, David A. Maltz, Jibin Zhan, Jennifer Rexford, Hui Zhang


It’s been 15 years since what we now call Software Defined Network began emerging out of a set of ideas in the networking research com- munity. This editorial note traces how the ideas in one particular paper from that time have evolved and found practical applications.

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