Why is control plane needed? Manual configuration was acceptable for yesterday’s traffic patterns: file sharing from fixed locations. Today’s traffic patterns: mobile & [mobile] video, are better suited with a CP due to the unpredictable location of the endpoints (combined with the large traffic).
The points on this slide speak for themselves.
Multi-Layer Control PlaneSession:Emerging Optimized Multi-Layer Transport Platforms: Beyond POTS & CESRNovember 8, 2011 Joe Whitehouse Metaswitch - Network Technologies Joe.firstname.lastname@example.org