A while ago, the Open Network Forum (ONF) officially decided to lay OpenFlow (OF) to rest. But did this also lay to rest any hope of SDN being a truly programmable standard for network operations?
Not according to the ONF who urged that 'P4' would take OpenFlow to the next level: “P4 is poised to usher in the next wave of true programmability. The P4 language makes the chip layer programmable so you can do dynamic things to packets.”
Now that SDN has become a pseudonym for advanced network management or configuration protocol, we ask: 'Does P4 really have a better chance of success than its predecessor (OF)?'
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