Issue No. 05 - Sep./Oct. (2018 vol. 5)
Adel Nadjaran Toosi , Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University
Jungmin Son , School of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne
Rajkumar Buyya , School of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne
Software-defined networking (SDN) is rapidly transforming the networking ecosystem of cloud computing datacenters. However, replicating SDNenabled cloud infrastructures to conduct practical research in this domain requires a great deal of effort and capital expenditure. This article presents the CLOUDS-Pi platform, a small-scale cloud datacenter for doing research on software-defined clouds. As part of it, Open v Switch is integrated with Raspberry-Pis, low-cost embedded computers, to build up a network of OpenFlow switches. The article provides two use cases and reports on validation and performance evaluation. It also discusses the benefits and limitations of CLOUDS-Pi in particular and SDN in general.
cloud computing, computer centres, software defined networking
A. Nadjaran Toosi, J. Son and R. Buyya, "CLOUDS-Pi: A Low-Cost Raspberry-Pi based Micro Data Center for Software-Defined Cloud Computing," in IEEE Cloud Computing, vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 81-91, 2018.