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  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (25 Oct. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849698724
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849698726
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 0.9 x 23.5 cm
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About the Author

Siamak Azodolmolky

Siamak Azodolmolky received his Computer Engineering degree from Tehran University and his first MSc. degree in Computer Architecture from Azad University in 1994 and 1998 respectively. He was employed by Data Processing Iran Co. (IBM in Iran) as a Software Developer, Systems Engineer, and as a Senior R&D Engineer during 1992-2001. He received his second MSc. degree with distinction from Carnegie Mellon University in 2006. He joined Athens Information Technology (AIT) as a Research Scientist and Software Developer in 2007, while pursuing his PhD degree. In August 2010, he joined the High Performance Networks research group of the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE) of the University of Essex as a Senior Research Officer. He received his PhD (with ‘cum laude’) from the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya UPC in 2011. He has been the technical investigator of various national and EU funded projects. Software Defined Networking (SDN) has been one of his research interests since 2010, in which he has been investigating the extension of OpenFlow towards its application in core transport (optical) networks. He has published more than 50 scientific papers in international conferences, journals, and books. Currently, he is with Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH Göttingen (GWDG) as a Senior Researcher and has lead SDN related activities since September 2012. He is a professional member of ACM and a senior member of IEEE.


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This book is not large by any stretch, quite compact at only 130 pages. But is does provide an INTRODUCTION to OpenFlow ... just enough to get you started and comfortable to branch off on your own.
I found the technical level fine (me being CCNP) but a lot of the example, although working could have done with a little bit more explanation at that point. Though you do find out more details later.
Overall a great intro.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8b0ced38) out of 5 stars 8 reviews
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HASH(0x8bcb48d0) out of 5 stars Excellent book with practical lab examples and code samples 9 Nov. 2013
By John D Murphy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is an excellent overview of the Openflow protocol as well as a survey of the open source projects that deal with it. Several lab examples are given with walkthroughs of implementing simple network applications using various different controllers and Mininet. Highly recommended. The book captures the current state of Openflow based SDN as of late fall 2013 - coverage is given to Open Daylight as well as the Openflow plugin for Openstack Neutron. Lots of code samples are used to give practical examples of controller implementation.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8bcb4924) out of 5 stars Excellent Introduction (with labs) to SDN 19 Jan. 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I've been reading/hearing about SDN for a couple of years now, but until I read this book, I didn't have a really good handle on exactly what it was or how I could use it. The author jumps right in with an introduction to OpenFlow, covering the Northbound and Southbound interfaces and messages. Chapter 2 covers OpenFlow switches and gets you started with the Mininet SDN simulator. The exercises with Mininet are, in my opinion, the best part of the book. Reading about a new technologoy is one thing, but actually using it is another, and being able to use it without dropping three to five thousand dollars is even better. Once you've got Mininet up and running, chapters 3, 4, and 5 cover OpenFlow Controllers, Setting up an OpenFlow laboratory, and NetApp development respectively (NetApps are network applications that use OpenFlow to customize and control the SDN for your own ends). Chapter 6 covers FlowVisor which is a way to "slice" a SDN into several different networks using separate controllers on the same hardware (each controller controls independent ports on separate switches), and chapter 7 introduces SDN within a cloud context with OpenStack and Neutron. The book ends with an overview and wrap-up of the various Open Source SDN resources. The book is short, concise, timely, and relevant. You will not be disappointed.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8b6f22b8) out of 5 stars Apt and timely intro to SDN with Open Flow 17 Jan. 2014
By Sushrut J Mair - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
The book is an apt intro to SDN and Network Virtualization - but SDN in particular. While all folks interested in knowing the possibilities that SDN offer will be benefited by this book, you will be able extract more value if you are familiar with programming as well as virtualization and networking basics. Having said that, I think a basic networking and programming knowledge is enough to understand the content. I really liked the hands-on exercises and lab set-ups spread throughout the book. They are explained well and using the instructions quite easy to set-up. As the author mentions, this book is not a reference but a tutorial into SDN with Open Flow; so rightfully, there are no deep details about the Open Flow protocol itself (except in a few places where there are targeted deep dives); so folks who are already aware of Open Flow, may not benefit as much. The book also does a good job in explaining how SDN protocols like Open Flow enable programmable networks and make Net Apps possible. I found the chapters about various Net Apps and also various SDN controllers quite useful. The last chapter about open source projects in this field is also a great fast intro into the open source community efforts for SDN.

Some additions that could have made it better:
- A section right at the start that could have:
- Explained that Open Flow is just one of the protocols under the SDN umbrella. A quick brief about other Controller-Network Element protocols would have been interesting and informative.
- Clearly articulated the separation of SDN and Network Virtualization (as it is, SDN being used as a buzzword has muddied clarity for newbies).
In addition, maybe these could have been considered:
- briefly mentioned existing (or upcoming) ISV / IHV products in this space.
- a discussion on standardization efforts around SDN (obviously Open Flow is itself one, but if there are others, it would help to know).
HASH(0x8bcb4bac) out of 5 stars A copy of online literature + poor editing 19 April 2016
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I'm a PhD student in computer science. My research interest is software defined networking. I bought this book for $5 in a sale. The book suffers from poor editing and needs a major revision for its language. Besides, you can easily find all the topics and experimental labs, covered in this book, at open networking foundation website for free.
HASH(0x8bcb4dec) out of 5 stars A reasonable intro do SDN with some practical OpenFlow examples 27 Oct. 2014
By D. O. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
It is a reasonable introduction to SDN with some practical OpenFlow-based examples.
The next edition could contain a more in-depth 'introduction', less repetitive text and a broader coverage on the topic and tools.
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