Network virtualization architecture:proposal and initial prototype

Schaffrath, Gregor and Werle, Christoph and Papadimitriou, Panagiotis and Feldmann, Anja and Bless, Roland and Greenhalgh, Adam and Wundsam, Andreas and Kind, Mario and Maennel, Olaf and Mathy, Laurent (2009) Network virtualization architecture:proposal and initial prototype. In: VISA '09: Proceedings of the 1st ACM workshop on Virtualized infrastructure systems and architectures. ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 63-72. ISBN 9781605585956

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The tussle between reliability and functionality of the Internet is firmly biased on the side of reliability. New enabling technologies fail to achieve traction across the majority of ISPs. We believe that the greatest challenge is not in finding solutions and improvements to the Internet's many problems, but in how to actually deploy those solutions and re-balance the tussle between reliability and functionality. Network virtualization provides a promising approach to enable the coexistence of innovation and reliability. We describe a network virtualization architecture as a technology for enabling Internet innovation. This architecture is motivated from both business and technical perspectives and comprises four main players. In order to gain insight about its viability, we also evaluate some of its components based on experimental results from a prototype implementation.

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