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Title: Experimenting with control operations in software-defined infrastructures
Authors: Clayman, Stuart
Mamatas, Lefteris
Galis, Alex
Type: Conference Paper
Subjects: FRASCATI::Engineering and technology
FRASCATI::Natural sciences::Computer and information sciences
Keywords: computer network management
operating systems (computers)
software defined networking
telecommunication network routing
telecommunication network topology
virtual machines
Virtual machining
Cloud computing
Computer architecture
Issue Date: 2016
First Page: 390
Last Page: 396
Volume Title: 2016 IEEE NetSoft Conference and Workshops (NetSoft)
Abstract: Recent years have seen a trend in network and service infrastructures adopting software networking paradigms. Traditional hardware, such as servers, network equipment and middleboxes, are evolving towards flexible equivalent software technologies: namely virtualized servers, routers and network functions, respectively. At this stage, such Software-Defined Infrastructures (SDI) are mixing traditional with modern solutions. Virtual servers host traditional operating systems, resulting in heavy virtual machines with most of their codebase often un-needed, and also a mismatch between the flexibility capabilities of the new entities and their equivalent management facilities, especially towards providing holistic service-aware capabilities. Along these lines, we present an open-source experimentation solution for flexible and service-aware management facilities on top of heterogeneous softwarized network resources, the Very Lightweight Software-Driven Network and Services Platform (VLSP). VLSP exhibits the following properties: (i) it provides a complete integrated management platform for SDI environments as a basis for experimentation; and (ii) it is distributed and scalable through adopting lightweight virtual entities, making it suitable for testing a wide-range of management features over diverse topologies. Here, we give the implementation details of VLSP and experimentally validate its operational advantages.
ISBN: 978-1-4673-9486-4
Other Identifiers: 10.1109/NETSOFT.2016.7502473
Appears in Collections:Department of Applied Informatics

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