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James W. Anderson, Ryan Braud, Rishi Kapoor, George Porter, Amin Vahdat
2012 Proceedings of the eighth ACM/IEEE symposium on Architectures for networking and communications systems - ANCS '12  
This paper presents the design and implementation of an incrementally scalable architecture for middleboxes based on commodity servers and operating systems. xOMB, the eXtensible Open MiddleBox, employs  ...  In particular, our xOMB load balancing switch is able to match or outperform a commercial programmable switch and popular open-source reverse proxy while still providing a more flexible programming model  ...  Hence, this paper presents xOMB (pronounced zombie), an eXtensible Open MiddleBox software architecture for build-ing flexible, programmable, and incrementally scalable middleboxes based on commodity servers  ... 
doi:10.1145/2396556.2396566 dblp:conf/ancs/AndersonBKPV12 fatcat:oygtypnsrvbghgzbddm6b2tghm

Research Challenges for Network Function Virtualization - Re-Architecting Middlebox for High Performance and Efficient, Elastic and Resilient Platform to Create New Services -

2018 IEICE transactions on communications  
Today's enterprise, data-center, and internet-serviceprovider networks deploy different types of network devices, including switches, routers, and middleboxes such as network address translation and firewalls  ...  In particular, we survey research activities in the areas of re-architecting middleboxes, state management, high-performance platforms, service chaining, resource management, and trouble shooting.  ...  The xOMB [64] demonstrates the feasibility of constructing extensible middleboxes with commodity servers and operating systems (OSes).  ... 
doi:10.1587/transcom.2017ebi0001 fatcat:5u722sdhsjfrxcfz6vqn3cq3yu

Software-Defined Network Function Virtualization: A Survey

Yong Li, Min Chen
2015 IEEE Access  
Then, we provide a historic view of the involvement from middlebox to NFV.  ...  Network function virtualization (NFV) is proposed to address these issues by implementing network functions as pure software on commodity and general hardware.  ...  middlebox. 3) xOMB [66] xOMB (Extensible Open MiddleBox) provides programmable, flexible and scalable middleboxes on the platform of general hardware like servers and operating systems to achieve high  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2015.2499271 fatcat:q5twmnj5srdfta2sjnejuzbt4a

Tualatin: Towards network security service provision in cloud datacenters

Xiang Wang, Zhi Liu, Jun Li, Baohua Yang, Yaxuan Qi
2014 2014 23rd International Conference on Computer Communication and Networks (ICCCN)  
With service-level APIs exposed, Tualatin could be easily integrated with other Cloud Management System (CMS).  ...  However, the rigid control mechanism of current security middleboxes induces inflexible orchestration, limiting the agile and on-demand security provision in virtualized datacenters.  ...  They implement middleboxes on commodity servers and operating systems with function modularity design.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icccn.2014.6911782 dblp:conf/icccn/WangLLYQ14 fatcat:fu5uu3xo5veenmss7a6374faju

On Orchestrating Virtual Network Functions in NFV [article]

Md. Faizul Bari, Shihabur Rahman Chowdhury, Reaz Ahmed, Raouf Boutaba
2015 arXiv   pre-print
It proposes to move packet processing from dedicated hardware middleboxes to software running on commodity servers.  ...  In addition, organizations often require their traffic to pass through a specific sequence of middleboxes for compliance with security and performance policies.  ...  CoMb [31] and xOMB [7] propose an extensible and consolidated framework for incrementally developing scalable middleboxes.  ... 
arXiv:1503.06377v2 fatcat:d5effakamvf3dnlmmez7wuvpqe

Orchestrating Virtualized Network Functions

Faizul Bari, Shihabur Rahman Chowdhury, Reaz Ahmed, Raouf Boutaba, Otto Carlos Muniz Bandeira Duarte
2016 IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management  
It proposes to move packet processing from dedicated hardware middleboxes to software running on commodity servers.  ...  In addition, organizations often require their traffic to pass through a specific sequence of middleboxes for compliance with security and performance policies.  ...  CoMb [38] and xOMB [39] propose an extensible and consolidated framework for incrementally developing scalable middleboxes.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tnsm.2016.2569020 fatcat:ih5oww7vg5grrjwgdgw6pwbiqq

SRv6Pipes: enabling in-network bytestream functions

Fabien Duchene, David Lebrun, Olivier Bonaventure
2018 2018 IFIP Networking Conference (IFIP Networking) and Workshops  
IPv6 Segment Routing is a recent IPv6 extension that is generating a lot of interest among researchers and in industry.  ...  We evaluate the performance of our implementation with different microbenchmarks.  ...  A client host needs to open a TCP connection towards a remote server.  ... 
doi:10.23919/ifipnetworking.2018.8696424 dblp:conf/networking/DucheneLB18 fatcat:igmv64r345bjpltlwdev46arna

SNF: synthesizing high performance NFV service chains

Georgios P. Katsikas, Marcel Enguehard, Maciej Kuźniar, Gerald Q. Maguire Jr, Dejan Kostić
2016 PeerJ Computer Science  
Hardware-assisted SNF, using a commodity OpenFlow switch, shows that our approach scales at 40 Gbps for Internet Service Provider-level NFV deployments.  ...  Anderson et al. (2012) describe how xOMB allows them to build programmable and extensible open middleboxes specialized for request/response based communication.  ...  In this context, Open Middleboxes (xOMB) by Anderson et al. (2012) proposes an incrementally scalable network processing pipeline based on triggers that pass the flow control from one element to another  ... 
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.98 fatcat:cqr4sj2kjbcjbd22vuqbvbgqsi

NFV Platform Design: A Survey [article]

Tianzhu Zhang
2020 arXiv   pre-print
By replacing the purpose-built, expensive, proprietary network equipments with software network functions consolidated on commodity hardware, NFV envisions a shift towards a more agile and open service  ...  provisioning paradigm with much lower capital expenditure (CapEx) and operational expenditure (OpEx).  ...  building scalable, programmable, and performant middleboxes on COTS servers.  ... 
arXiv:2002.11059v2 fatcat:zgafnd6xmvdzngkukq6qicf3gu

NetVM: High Performance and Flexible Networking Using Virtualization on Commodity Platforms

Jinho Hwang, K. K. Ramakrishnan, Timothy Wood
2015 IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management  
servers.  ...  It does so with dramatically higher throughput than existing software router platforms. NetVM is built on top of the KVM platform and Intel DPDK library.  ...  Researchers have looked into middlebox virtualization on commodity servers.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tnsm.2015.2401568 fatcat:ky6y2eqsq5h2hfllmyvcz5p44q

Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems as a Service in Could-based Environment

Khalid Alsubhi, Hani Moaiteq
2018 International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications  
The emergence of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) mitigates these challenges and delivers middlebox functions as virtual instances.  ...  The effectiveness of our solution is evaluated through realistic simulation studies compared with other popular online facility location algorithms. 271 | P a g e  ...  ) running on commodity hardware.  ... 
doi:10.14569/ijacsa.2018.090738 fatcat:3aoesl4iorgshlgdznumryep7u

FLICK: Developing and Running Application-Specific Network Services [article]

Abdul Alim, Richard G Clegg, Luo Mai, Lukas Rupprecht, Eric Seckler, Paolo Costa, Peter Pietzuch, Alexander L Wolf, Nikolai Sultana, Jonathon Crowcroft, Anil Madhavapeddy, Andrew Moore (+7 others)
Data centre networks are increasingly programmable, with $\textit{application-specific}$ network services proliferating, from custom load-balancers to middleboxes providing caching and aggregation.  ...  We evaluate FLICK with several services (an HTTP load-balancer, a Memcached router and a Hadoop data aggregator), showing that it achieves good performance while reducing development effort.  ...  ClickOS [30] combines Click with MiniOS and focuses on the consolidation of multiple software middlebox VMs onto a single server.  ... 
doi:10.17863/cam.389 fatcat:nds47tud7zawhgoi6nqv2eplbi

Towards efficient big data processing in data centres

Luo Mai, Paolo Costa, Google (Firm)
To be production-friendly, this runtime can run in commodity network elements and guarantee fair resource sharing [...]  ...  network edges through a server network stack that provides powerful communication primitives and traffic management services.  ...  These servers are built using commodity hardware and use best-e ort communication channels.  ... 
doi:10.25560/64817 fatcat:gdusud7odbeblacutbfta3xjqi

NetBricks: Taking the V out of NFV

Aurojit Panda, Sangjin Han, Keon Jang, Melvin Walls, Sylvia Ratnasamy, Scott Shenker
The move from hardware middleboxes to software network functions, as advocated by NFV, has proven more challenging than expected.  ...  This approach enabled middlebox functionality (called Network Functions or NFs) to be run on commodity servers and was supposed to bring several advantages including: (a) simplifying deployment, since  ...  Each server has 128GB of RAM, which is divided equally between the two sockets. Each server is also equipped with an Intel XL710 QDA2 40Gb NIC.  ... 

Network-aware big data processing

Lukas Rupprecht, Peter Pietzuch
These applications are often deployed in large-scale data centres with many resources.  ...  The scale-out approach of modern data-parallel frameworks such as Apache Flink or Apache Spark has enabled them to deal with large amounts of data.  ...  As a result, new approaches have been developed that enable software-based middleboxes, i.e. implementations of network functions in software that are executed on commodity servers, co-located with other  ... 
doi:10.25560/52455 fatcat:6skrdu4cvfexnacoqizvy5ub6q
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