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Traffic Engineering in Software-defined Networks using Reinforcement Learning: A Review

Delali Kwasi Dake, James Dzisi Gadze, Griffith Selorm Klogo, Henry Nunoo-Mensah
2021 International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications  
We reviewed the use of RL agents in modelling TE policies for SDNs, with agents' actions on the environment guided by future rewards and a new state.  ...  We further looked at the SARL and MARL algorithms the RL agents deploy in forming policies for the environment.  ...  [71] proposed the detection of mice and elephant flows in an SDN-enabled data center using two DQNs.  ... 
doi:10.14569/ijacsa.2021.0120541 fatcat:3osugiglqrhwlegcc4x2mdsrxe

Sonum: Software-Defined Synergetic Sampling Approach and Optimal Network Utilization Mechanism for Long Flow in a Data Center Network

Lizhuang Tan, Wei Su, Peng Cheng, Liangyu Jiao, Zhiyong Gai
2019 Applied Sciences  
Long flow detection and load balancing are crucial techniques for data center running and management. However, both of them have been independently studied in previous studies.  ...  The experimental results show that Sonum outperforms ECMP and Hedera in terms of network throughput and flow completion time.  ...  All in all, An ideal load balancing scheme should design different scheduling schemes for long flows and short flows [9] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/app10010171 fatcat:tl7aftm66vacrclctpguvtiqrm

A Survey of Big Data Machine Learning Applications Optimization in Cloud Data Centers and Networks [article]

Sanaa Hamid Mohamed, Taisir E.H. El-Gorashi, Jaafar M.H. Elmirghani
2019 arXiv   pre-print
However, the increasing traffic between and within the data centers that migrate, store, and process big data, is becoming a bottleneck that calls for enhanced infrastructures capable of reducing the congestion  ...  This survey article reviews the challenges associated with deploying and optimizing big data applications and machine learning algorithms in cloud data centers and networks.  ...  All data are provided in full in the results section of this paper.  ... 
arXiv:1910.00731v1 fatcat:kvi3br4iwzg3bi7fifpgyly7m4

LightFD: A Lightweight Flow Detection Mechanism for Traffic Grooming in Optical Wireless DCNs

Amer AlGhadhban, Abdulkadir Celik, Basem Shihada, Mohamed-Slim Alouini
2018 2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM)  
State of the art wireless technologies have recently shown a great potential for enabling re-configurable data center network (DCN) topologies by augmenting the cabling complexity and link inflexibility  ...  In this paper, we propose an optical traffic grooming (TG) method for mice flows (MFs) and elephant flows (EFs) in wireless DCNs which are interconnected with wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) capable  ...  In order to meet ambitious demands of these emerging technologies, data center networks (DCNs) are required to improve their bandwidth efficiency, reliability, and delay sensitivity in a great extend.  ... 
doi:10.1109/glocom.2018.8648021 dblp:conf/globecom/AlGhadhbanCSA18 fatcat:22em7ve67vaw5g4rt47zffxds4

A taxonomy and survey on Green Data Center Networks

Kashif Bilal, Saif Ur Rehman Malik, Osman Khalid, Abdul Hameed, Enrique Alvarez, Vidura Wijaysekara, Rizwana Irfan, Sarjan Shrestha, Debjyoti Dwivedy, Mazhar Ali, Usman Shahid Khan, Assad Abbas (+2 others)
2014 Future generations computer systems  
Network infrastructure being the communication backbone of the data center plays a pivotal role in the data center's scalability, performance, energy consumption, and cost.  ...  the DCN domain. a b s t r a c t Data centers are growing exponentially (in number and size) to accommodate the escalating user and application demands.  ...  The CamCube uses different routing schemes for different services and provides a load balanced flow assignment.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.future.2013.07.006 fatcat:f6btn5gljjetzphyg7w6lqa6jy

LightFDG: An Integrated Approach to Flow Detection and Grooming in Optical Wireless DCNs

Amer Al Ghadhban, Abdulkadir Celik, Basem Shihada, Mohamed-Slim Alouini
2019 IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management  
LightFDG is an integrated approach to flow detection (FD) and flow grooming (FG) in optical wireless data center networks (DCNs), which is interconnected via wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) based  ...  The proposed FD scheme has the flexibility of being implemented as in-network or centralized to classify flows of modifiable and unmodifiable hosts, respectively.  ...  In order to examine both schemes in a short transmission delay and high traffic loads, flow size is reduced to 64MB.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tnsm.2019.2959740 fatcat:ikczt4mhubh5xlkuhkwuhc2yj4

LightFDG: An Integrated Approach to Flow Detection and Grooming in Optical Wireless DCNs [article]

Amer AlGhadhban, Abdulkadir Celik, Basem Shihada, Mohamed-Slim Alouini
2019 arXiv   pre-print
LightFDG is an integrated approach to flow detection (FD) and flow grooming (FG) in optical wireless data center networks (DCNs), which is interconnected via wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) based  ...  The proposed FD scheme has the flexibility of being implemented as in-network or centralized to classify flows of modifiable and unmodifiable hosts, respectively.  ...  In order to examine both schemes in a short transmission delay and high traffic loads, flow size is reduced to 64MB.  ... 
arXiv:1912.05481v1 fatcat:hwzxeqqjnvc7pgkqwya24ptlfe

Green Data Centers: A Survey, Perspectives, and Future Directions [article]

Xibo Jin, Fa Zhang, Athanasios V. Vasilakos, Zhiyong Liu
2016 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we provide a survey of the state-of-the-art research on green data center techniques, including energy efficiency, resource management, thermal control and green metrics.  ...  At present, a major concern regarding data centers is their extremely high energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.  ...  They reported an energy savings of 46% in network energy for a data center network with only a negligible increase in delay. To exploit the well-structured topology of data centers, Zhang et al.  ... 
arXiv:1608.00687v1 fatcat:if2x3wmy3rhorasl3f2vyvcozy

Wireless Data Center Networks: Advances, Challenges, and Opportunities [article]

Abdulkadir Celik and Basem Shihada and Mohamed-Slim Alouini
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Data center networks (DCNs) are essential infrastructures to embrace the era of highly diversified massive amount of data generated by emerging technological applications.  ...  In order to store and process such a data deluge, today's DCNs have to deploy enormous length of wires to interconnect a plethora of servers and switches.  ...  DC flows are typically classified as bandwidth-hungry elephant flows (EFs) or delay-sensitive mice flows (MFs).  ... 
arXiv:1811.11717v1 fatcat:t2q7oa4e3rat5azrx4rxsgepxm

Network Latency Control in Data Centres (Dagstuhl Seminar 16281)

Mohammad Alizadeh Attar, Jon Crowcroft, Lars Eggert, Klaus Wehrle, Marc Herbstritt
2016 Dagstuhl Reports  
Consequently, this seminar discussed new research direction for data center latency control across the entire software and hardware stack, including in-network solutions, end-host solutions, and others  ...  This seminar explored existing and future techniques for controlling data centre latency and thus explores research directions in the new field of data centre latency control in networking research.  ...  This talk is about extending the applicability of technology for reducing queuing delay from private data centres to heterogenous data centres and to the wider Internet.  ... 
doi:10.4230/dagrep.6.7.15 dblp:journals/dagstuhl-reports/AlizadehCEW16 fatcat:dqt42yjsszdoflxu7ix5dxthhu

A Survey on Software-Defined Networking

Wenfeng Xia, Yonggang Wen, Chuan Heng Foh, Dusit Niyato, Haiyong Xie
2015 IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials  
., mobile, social, cloud, and big data) in information and communication technologies (ICT) are commanding new challenges to future Internet, for which ubiquitous accessibility, high bandwidth, and dynamic  ...  SDN is characterized by its two distinguished features, including decoupling the control plane from the data plane and providing programmability for network application development.  ...  A common practice of load balancing in data centers is deploying front-end load balancers to direct each client's request to a particular server replica to increase throughput, reduce response time, and  ... 
doi:10.1109/comst.2014.2330903 fatcat:7sfisfhitfepzooibipfovhlyy

Dagstuhl perspectives workshop on end-to-end protocols for the future internet

Jari Arkko, Bob Briscoe, Lars Eggert, Anja Feldmann, Mark Handley
2009 Computer communication review  
This article summarises the presentations and discussions during a workshop on end-to-end protocols for the future Internet in June 2008.  ...  The aim of the workshop was to establish a dialogue at the interface between two otherwise fairly distinct communities working on future Internet protocols: those developing internetworking functions and  ...  Acknowledgments This workshop was held at International Conference and Research Center for Computer Science "Schloß Dagstuhl" in Wadern, Germany, supported by German federal and state funds.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1517480.1517489 fatcat:g5w5h4xx6bddriyhrdrynezf2m

A Survey on Autonomic Provisioning and Management of QoS in SDN Networks

Ahmed BinSahaq, Tarek Sheltami, Khaled Salah
2019 IEEE Access  
In today's Internet, killer network services and applications, such as video and audio streaming, network storage, and online video games, are pushing the network infrastructure resources to the edge.  ...  Software-defined networking (SDN) is a fast emerging networking paradigm that promises to provide endto-end QoS guaranteeing by offering greater network flexibility, abstraction, control, and programmability  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to acknowledge the support of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals for this research.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2019.2919957 fatcat:5lw6ovaiangmpidtnzqxevy6vq

Flow classification by histograms

Augustin Soule, Kavé Salamatia, Nina Taft, Richard Emilion, Konstantina Papagiannaki
2004 Proceedings of the joint international conference on Measurement and modeling of computer systems - SIGMETRICS 2004/PERFORMANCE 2004  
One of our key contributions is a new method for Internet flow classification.  ...  We demonstrate that our scheme can address issues with flows being close to class boundaries and the inherent dynamic behaviour of Internet flows.  ...  network prefixes appearing in routing tables.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1005686.1005696 dblp:conf/sigmetrics/SouleSTEP04 fatcat:x4mvw3bonzhgjhbz3tqr35nvfi

A Survey of Controller Placement Problem in Software Defined Networks [article]

Abha Kumari, Ashok Singh Sairam
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Software Defined Network (SDN) is an emerging network paradigm which provides a centralized view of the network by decoupling the network control plane from the data plane.  ...  Distributed SDN along with its benefits brings along the problem of the number of controllers required and their placement in the network.  ...  Their primary aim is to distribute the control traffic load of a SDN network among multiple controllers so as to reduce packet delay in the data plane as well as reduce the flow setup time.  ... 
arXiv:1905.04649v1 fatcat:cqu3jm5ct5fdlmrv5zeicdhmie
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