Terminology for Benchmarking SDN Controller Performance

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Authors Bhuvaneswaran Vengainathan  , Anton Basil  , Mark Tassinari  , Vishwas Manral  , Sarah Banks 
Last updated 2015-09-23
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This document defines terminology for benchmarking an SDN Controller's performance. The terms provided in this document help to benchmark SDN controller's performance independent of the controller's supported protocols and/or network services. A mechanism for benchmarking the performance of SDN controllers is defined in the companion methodology document. These two documents provide a standard mechanism to measure and evaluate the performance of various controller implementations.


Bhuvaneswaran Vengainathan (bhuvaneswaran.vengainathan@veryxtech.com)
Anton Basil (anton.basil@veryxtech.com)
Mark Tassinari (mark.tassinari@hp.com)
Vishwas Manral (vishwas@ionosnetworks.com)
Sarah Banks (sbanks@encrypted.net)

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