In this lecture, “Software-Defined Networking at the Crossroads”, Scott Shenker, University of California, Berkeley discusses SDN, it’s evolution, principals, and current state.
I’d like to solicit comments on their presumptions. Are networks really difficult to manage? If so it it because of the technology or because management is often an afterthought rather than an integral part of the system design?
Pay particular attention to the term “operator”. What department or role is Dr. Shenker referring to as operator? Is it the NOC or the Network Engineering department?