In the large-scale network, there is a rapid increase of traffic demands on networks and configuring the network becomes more difficult. Software-Defined Networking (SDN) has come to light in recent years, and it overcomes the conventional networking problems and offers an effective way to update and reconfigure the network. The main aim of SDN is to separate the control plane and the data plane and allows flexibility efficiency in the operation and management of the network via software programs. It facilitates creating and introducing new abstractions in networking, simplifying network management, and facilitating network evolution. Although, the challenges and issues are of paramount importance in the SDN, such as Scalability, Reliability, Resilience, High availability, and Elasticity.
SDN has covered many applications such as home networks, cellular core networks, cellular, and Wi-Fi radio access networks. Also, by utilizing SDN, it speeds up the deployment of new applications, services, and business models. Several research books covered the historical evolution of SDN, functions, and related technologies. This list presents top leading research books in SDN with trending topics involves Software-Defined Internet of Everything, Software Defined Networking for Ad Hoc Networks, Resource Allocation for Software Defined Networks, Computing Platforms for Software-Defined Radio, Software Networks: Virtualization, SDN, 5G, and Security and Computing Platforms for Software-Defined Radio and many others.