Managing a network requires support for multiple concurrent tasks, from routing and traffic monitoring, to access control and server load balancing. Software-Defined Networking (SDN) allows applications to realize these tasks directly, by installing packet-processing rules on switches. However, today's SDN platforms provide limited support for creating modular applications.
Join Bay Area Network Virtualization as Dr. Joshua Reich, Postdoctoral Research Scientist and Computing Innovation Fellow at Princeton University presents Pyretic - a new programmer-friendly domain-specific language embedded in Python that enables modular programming for SDN applications. Pyretic is part of the Frenetic Network Programming Language initiative sponsored by Princeton University and Cornell University, with support from the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, Google, Intel and Dell.