October 22, 2014

Architectural Criteria to Evaluate Overlay-Based SDN Solutions

This primer explains the criteria IT managers should use when evaluating an overlay SDN solution.  Beginning with an architectural model, the analysis includes business-level metrics, then offers a range of technical factors such as the requisite encapsulation formats, tunnel control plane functionality, protocol support, and more.  It concludes with a detailed discussion on techniques that vendors use for tunnel encapsulation.

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