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Scalable Network Virtualization in Software-Defined Networks
March-April 2013 (vol. 17 no. 2)
pp. 20-27
Dmitry Drutskoy, Elysium Digital
Eric Keller, University of Colorado
Jennifer Rexford, Princeton University
Network virtualization gives each "tenant" in a data center its own network topology and control over its traffic flow. Software-defined networking offers a standard interface between controller applications and switch-forwarding tables, and is thus a natural platform for network virtualization. Yet, supporting numerous tenants with different topologies and controller applications raises scalability challenges. The FlowN architecture gives each tenant the illusion of its own address space, topology, and controller, and leverages database technology to efficiently store and manipulate mappings between virtual networks and physical switches.
Index Terms:
Switches,Topology,Network topology,Databases,Aerospace electronics,NOX,virtualization,software-defined networks,OpenFlow
Citation:
Dmitry Drutskoy, Eric Keller, Jennifer Rexford, "Scalable Network Virtualization in Software-Defined Networks," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 20-27, March-April 2013, doi:10.1109/MIC.2012.144
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