2013 IEEE 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (2013)
Bristol, United Kingdom United Kingdom
Dec. 2, 2013 to Dec. 5, 2013
Cloud computing, in particular its system spread across several data centers, poses a unique set of networking challenges and management problems. This paper presents our design, implementation, and experience in tackling these challenges by using the concepts and technologies of software-defined network (SDN). We define a network abstraction to incorporate the physical and virtual data plane within a data center. We propose a new network primitive to address the interconnection issues among multiple data centers. A policy plane consolidating these mechanisms provides a programmable interface to enable a wide range of policies and new networking mechanisms. We present the performance result on a real deployment over the production networks. The experience and initial performance results demonstrate that the SDN is a promising solution to cloud networking.
Control systems, Network topology, Computer architecture, Topology, Cloud computing, Virtual machine monitors
M. Luo and J. Chen, "Software Defined Networking across Distributed Datacenters over Cloud," 2013 IEEE 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science(CLOUDCOM), Bristol, United Kingdom United Kingdom, 2013, pp. 615-622.