Issue No. 02 - March-April (2013 vol. 17)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIC.2012.144
Jennifer Rexford , Princeton University
Eric Keller , University of Colorado
Dmitry Drutskoy , Elysium Digital
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.
Switches, Topology, Network topology, Databases, Aerospace electronics, NOX, virtualization, software-defined networks, OpenFlow
Jennifer Rexford, Eric Keller, Dmitry Drutskoy, "Scalable Network Virtualization in Software-Defined Networks", IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 17, no. , pp. 20-27, March-April 2013, doi:10.1109/MIC.2012.144