Header Background Image

Data plane

CodiLime Glossary

Some common networking terms clearly explained

Glossary /D /

Data plane

What is data plane in networking?

In networking, the data plane is a part of the network architecture where user packets are forwarded. That is why it is also called a forwarding plane or, alternatively, a user plane or data path. It represents a set of forwarding resources that control plane policies operate on. The data plane enables the transfer of packets to and from end-users.

If you want to learn more about the Data Plane vs Control Plane check out our article about the differences between the two.

Read more: