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Demonstrator for Experimental Evaluation of Large-Scale Distributed SDN Deployments

Hemanth Kumar Ravuri, Maria Torres Vega, Jeroen van der Hooft, Tim Wauters, Filip De Turck
2021 2021 12th International Conference on Network of the Future (NoF)  
The Virtual Wall is one such large-scale generic experimentation facility for advanced networking research and testing.  ...  This work proposes a demonstrator for large-scale distributed SDN deployment using the Virtual Wall.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT This research is the result of a collaborative project between Huawei and Ghent University, and funded by Huawei Technologies, China.  ... 
doi:10.1109/nof52522.2021.9609903 fatcat:g7hyj4b4rjdxrgp2f4cko6by54

DFVisor: Scalable network virtualization for QoS management in cloud computing

Lingxia Liao, Victor C.M. Leung, Panos Nasiopoulos
2014 10th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM) and Workshop  
It uses a layered overlay to improve the network addressing space, reduce flow setup latency, and remove the single point of failure in the network -the central slice controller.  ...  Increasingly cloud-based virtual networking environments are required to provide fine-grained Quality of Service (QoS) management without sacrificing scalability.  ...  DFVisor is designed for a large-scale cloud network, but it is difficulty to measure its scalability order since building a large-scale network test bed in a lab is hardly practical.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cnsm.2014.7014186 dblp:conf/cnsm/LiaoLN14 fatcat:64gs52e56bflbclaosanbkhaui

Global State, Local Decisions: Decentralized NFV for ISPs via Enhanced SDN

Alberto Rodriguez-Natal, Vina Ermagan, Ariel Noy, Ajay Sahai, Gideon Kaempfer, Sharon Barkai, Fabio Maino, Albert Cabellos-Aparicio
2017 IEEE Communications Magazine  
Particularly, we show that a decentralization of the NFV control while maintaining global state improves scalability, offers better per-flow decisions and simplifies the implementation of Virtual Network  ...  However, the transition to this paradigm on ISP networks comes with a unique set of challenges, namely legacy equipment already in-place, heterogeneous traffic from multiple clients, and very large scalability  ...  These networks are typically very large and comprise millions of users. To individually manage large numbers of flows, the architecture needs to scale-out smoothly. III.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mcom.2017.1600175 fatcat:czbjsow75vajbkzktf5on3bu3i

Guest Editorial Scalability Issues and Solutions for Software Defined Networks

Oliver Hohlfeld, James Kempf, Martin Reisslein, Stefan Schmid, Nadir Shah
2018 IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications  
Illustration of planes of an SDN and related scalability issues. 0733-8716  ...  We thank Muriel Médard and Raouf Boutaba, the former and present Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS for their helpful guidance.  ...  A special thank you goes to Laurel Greenidge and Janine Bruttin, former and current Executive Editor of IEEE JSAC, who helped with countless logistical and procedural issues during the paper review and  ... 
doi:10.1109/jsac.2018.2872214 fatcat:uyywwlxokjf4fmoema4cjwlyem

A survey on data center networking for cloud computing

Bin Wang, Zhengwei Qi, Ruhui Ma, Haibing Guan, Athanasios V. Vasilakos
2015 Computer Networks  
We provide, specifically, detailed descriptions of several important aspects: the physical architecture, virtualized infrastructure, and DCN routing.  ...  He hosted several national and ministryprovince joint programs in network security, virtualization technology, network storage, data communication, etc. Research works of Prof.  ...  Since most EON architectures compute and allocate a set of slots using centralized control plane, the EON-based O-DCN lacks the scalability for expanding large-scale cloud service.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.comnet.2015.08.040 fatcat:om742vsrd5bjrb5nyaqrqlxrze

Data Center Network Virtualization: A Survey

Md. Faizul Bari, Raouf Boutaba, Rafael Esteves, Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville, Maxim Podlesny, Md Golam Rabbani, Qi Zhang, Mohamed Faten Zhani
2013 IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials  
In this paper, we present a survey of the current state-of-the-art in data center networks virtualization, and provide a detailed comparison of the surveyed proposals.  ...  Data center network virtualization is a promising solution to address these problems.  ...  NetShare relies on a centralized bandwidth allocator, which makes it difficult to scale to large data centers. B.  ... 
doi:10.1109/surv.2012.090512.00043 fatcat:v3fpgv2ig5gnlhx37n5ftpy4qi

Killer Fabrics for Scalable Datacenters

M. Schlansker, J. Tourrilhes, Y. Turner, J. R. Santos
2010 2010 IEEE International Conference on Communications  
This enables a cost-effective scalable network architecture based on enhanced layer two Ethernet switches.  ...  This enables a cost-effective scalable network architecture based on enhanced layer two Ethernet switches.  ...  Currently, our experiments rely on a central controller to actively manage a large network of switches.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icc.2010.5502190 dblp:conf/icc/SchlanskerTTS10 fatcat:uficdkm4hffndjyvujhfe6dd2q

FLAX: A Flexible Architecture for Large Scale Cloud Fabric

Yiyang Shao, Yihang Luo, Xiaohe Hu, Yibo Xue, Yang Xiang, Kevin Yin
2015 2015 IEEE International Conference on Smart City/SocialCom/SustainCom (SmartCity)  
This paper proposes FLAX, a flexible architecture consolidating intra-and inter-cloud networks for large scale fabric.  ...  Under the global view of network controllers, uniformed design of switches in different hierarchies and involving Wide Area Networks make it possible to fully use all network elements, and hence driving  ...  Through OOB switches, all the configuration of ToR and spine can be accomplished by a central network controller.  ... 
doi:10.1109/smartcity.2015.226 dblp:conf/smartcity/ShaoLHXXY15 fatcat:mogl7fcpvfeh5oqqtdgu2tvyr4

Towards flexible, scalable and autonomic virtual tenant slices

Mohamed Fekih Ahmed, Chamssedine Talhi, Mohamed Cheriet
2015 2015 IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM)  
With this advantage, our OpenNMS slicing model enables the network scalability by introducing the centralized Master Controller which provides a global large scale network view and solves SDN bottleneck  ...  This yields a network virtualization architecture that is both flexible and secure on one side, and scalable on the other.  ...  EA_FMT" to @mac-dst "EA_FMT" is on datapath %s inport %d and outport %d",  ... 
doi:10.1109/inm.2015.7140361 dblp:conf/im/AhmedTC15 fatcat:qcyz5zlbsvhtvjyyfy6rlytaii

Software-Defined Networking: State of the Art and Research Challenges [article]

Manar Jammal, Taranpreet Singh, Abdallah Shami, Rasool Asal, and Yiming Li
2014 arXiv   pre-print
Real-time performance and high availability requirements have induced telecom networks to adopt the new concepts of the cloud model: software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization  ...  SDN and NFV are complementary technologies; they do not depend on each other. However, both concepts can be merged and have the potential to mitigate the challenges of legacy networks.  ...  This is a distributed flow-management architecture that can scale up to meet the requirements (large numbers of hosts, flows, and rules) of large networks.  ... 
arXiv:1406.0124v1 fatcat:dq5kyzypbrapfcncul7eiuyjnm

On scaling software-Defined Networking in wide-area networks

Shuhao Liu, Baochun Li
2015 Tsinghua Science and Technology  
Starting from a successful distributed system, the Domain Name System, we discuss the essential elements to make a large scale network infrastructure scalable.  ...  As the technology matures, research in both industry and academia has designed a considerable number of tools to scale software-defined networks, in preparation for the wide deployment in wide-area networks  ...  Fig. 4 A 4 typical architecture of an Onix [8] cluster.Shuhao Liu et al.: On Scaling Software-Defined Networking in Wide- Fig. 5 5 The concept of lable switching in SDN.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tst.2015.7128934 fatcat:3tkmkfyqvzfybejgqzl7mfzzzu

Software defined VPLS architectures: Opportunities and challenges

Madhusanka Liyanage, Mika Ylianttila, Andrei Gurtov
2017 2017 IEEE 28th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC)  
SDN and NFV based VPLS (SoftVPLS) architectures offer new features such as centralized control, network programmability and abstraction to improve the performance, flexibility and automation of traffic  ...  Different types of tunnels such as IPSec (IP Security), L2TPv3 (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol Version 3) and MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) are used to establish the mesh network tunnels [2] .  ...  This research is funded by Academy of Finland and TEKES, Finland.  ... 
doi:10.1109/pimrc.2017.8292519 dblp:conf/pimrc/LiyanageYG17 fatcat:sp5rfpmitjcgfo5pnz7uzkir3u

Software defined networking: State of the art and research challenges

Manar Jammal, Taranpreet Singh, Abdallah Shami, Rasool Asal, Yiming Li
2014 Computer Networks  
SDN operates on the idea of centralizing control-plane intelligence, but keeping the data plane separate.  ...  SDN operates on an aggregated and centralized control plane that might be a promising solution for network management and control problems.  ...  This is a distributed flow-management architecture that can scale up to meet the requirements (large numbers of hosts, flows, and rules) of large networks.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.comnet.2014.07.004 fatcat:kjqli3ve4vgmdcjfiiskq47xhm

A Review on the Architecture of Software Defined Network

Chuang Lin, Jie HU, Guoliang Li, Laizhong Cui
2018 Chinese journal of electronics  
Software defined network (SDN) is a promising network architecture which can simplify network management, ease deployment of network applications, and enable independent evolution of control plane and  ...  We utilize I Ching to model and abstract the architecture of SDN, and discuss the architecture and performance of SDN based on the statements of I Ching.  ...  Only one controller cannot meets the requirements of the large-scale network. Nowadays, there are two ways to solve the problem.  ... 
doi:10.1049/cje.2018.05.013 fatcat:n6tv274pb5fobfafzm4utk7s5a

Lazy Ctrl: Scalable Network Control for Cloud Data Centers

Lin Wang, Kai Zheng, Baohua Yang, Yi Sun, Yue Zhang, Steve Uhlig
2015 2015 IEEE 35th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems  
However, the tight coupling of centralized control and complete visibility leads to a wide range of issues among which scalability has risen to prominence.  ...  To address this, we present LazyCtrl, a novel hybrid control plane design for data center networks where network control is carried out by distributed control mechanisms inside independent groups of switches  ...  Extended Discussion on Scalability Both distributed and centralized control approaches have some instinct limitations in scaling to large-scale data center networks.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icdcs.2015.110 dblp:conf/icdcs/WangZYSZU15 fatcat:2xsizicg35cdpeipmg6ao2ift4
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