Software Defined Networks in Wireless Sensor Architectures



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Puente Fernández, Jesús Antonio and García Villalba, Luis Javier and Kim, Tai-Hoon (2018) Software Defined Networks in Wireless Sensor Architectures. Entropy, 20 (4). p. 225. ISSN 1099-4300

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Nowadays, different protocols coexist in Internet that provides services to users. Unfortunately, control decisions and distributed management make it hard to control networks. These problems result in an inefficient and unpredictable network behaviour. Software Defined Networks (SDN) is a new concept of network architecture. It intends to be more flexible and to simplify the management in networks with respect to traditional architectures. Each of these aspects are possible because of the separation of control plane (controller) and data plane (switches) in network devices. OpenFlow is the most common protocol for SDN networks that provides the communication between control and data planes. Moreover, the advantage of decoupling control and data planes enables a quick evolution of protocols and also its deployment without replacing data plane switches. In this survey, we review the SDN technology and the OpenFlow protocol and their related works. Specifically, we describe some technologies as Wireless Sensor Networks and Wireless Cellular Networks and how SDN can be included within them in order to solve their challenges. We classify different solutions for each technology attending to the problem that is being fixed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:controller; data plane; management; resource allocation; software defined networks; wireless sensor networks
Subjects:Sciences > Computer science > Internet
Sciences > Computer science > Computer networks
Sciences > Computer science > Software
ID Code:67587
Deposited On:01 Sep 2021 07:37
Last Modified:01 Sep 2021 08:28

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