Difference between SDN, OpenFlow and OpenStack?

SDN is a broadly defined term focused in on evolving the networking paradigm by leveraging software principles for solving networking challenges such as day to day operations.

OpenFlow is the first practical example of a protocol that enables the separation of control & data plane.

OpenStack is a set of software modules that when used together helps an organization build private & public cloud offerings. OpenStack has compute, storage & networking elements which enable customers an alternative, open source, choice for building their cloud environments. OpenStack can be deployed in traditional network environments, OpenFlow based networks.

OpenStack is independent from SDN or OpenFlow.


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