In this video, Radia Perlman from Intel presents: How to Compare Alternative Architectures.
There are various aspects of network infrastructure that are orthogonal, and therefore can be compared conceptually. For example, the syntax of encapsulation, how forwarding tables are calculated, and whether forwarding tables are filled in proactively, or on-demand when a new flow starts. This talk will explain these concepts, and show how various proposed architectures (such as TRILL, VXLAN, OpenFlow, etc. compare.)”