Service-Centric End-to-End Abstractions in Next-Generation Networks

Tilman Wolf
2006 Computer Communications and Networks  
Next-generation network architectures will be governed by the need for flexibility. Heterogeneous end-systems, novel communication abstractions, and security and manageability challenges will require networks to provide a broad range of services that go beyond the simple store-and-forward capabilities of today's Internet. This paper introduces new abstractions for information transfer and data services in the network, which overcome the constraints of the end-to-end argument that has dominated
more » ... urrent network designs. The explicit separation of communication and processing allows the composition of a variety of information transfer patterns that expand the capabilities of the network to meet its next-generation challenges. We discuss implementation issues that arise in this network architecture and present several examples of how applications can utilize the proposed abstractions. This present a first step towards a unified view of the convergence of networking, processing, and their distributed applications.
doi:10.1109/icccn.2006.286249 dblp:conf/icccn/Wolf06 fatcat:sydacxyaofg4nkjo7idcwby7va