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CloudNets

"ClowdNets are virtualized networks which can be run in parallel on top of a shared physical infrastructure. These CloudNets can have different properties (provide different security/QoS/… guarantees, run different protocols, etc.) and can be managed independently of each other. Moreover, (parts

of) a CloudNet can be migrated dynamically to locations where the service is most useful or most cost efficient (e.g., in terms of energy conservation). Depending on the circumstances and the technology, these migrations can be done live and without interrupting ongoing sessions. Furthermore CloudNets can be reprovisioned during their lifetimes to react to changing requirements or unforeseeable events.

 

The flexibility of the paradigm and the decoupling of the services from the underlying resource networks has many advantages; for example, it facilitates a more efficient use of the given resources, it promises faster innovations by overcoming the ossification of today's Internet architecture, it simplifies the network management, and it can improve service performance.

 

Currently, we address the problem of where to embed CloudNet requests, or find algorithms to migrate CloudNets to new locations (e.g., due to user mobility) taking into account the corresponding migration cost. The obtained insights are implemented in a MapReduce cluster to analyze the feasibility on real hardware. In particular the strategy to modify existing CloudNets has proven to be an interesting research question under certain consistency requirements. Moreover, the project has important economic dimensions (e.g., regarding pricing mechanisms)."

Selected Publications

Even, Guy and Medina, Moti and Schaffrath, Gregor and Schmid, Stefan (2012). Competitive and Deterministic Embeddings of Virtual Networks. Proceedings of 13th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN '12)


Arora, Dushyant and Bienkowski, Marcin and Feldmann, Anja and Schaffrath, Gregor and Schmid, Stefan (2011). Online Strategies for Intra and Inter Provider Service Migration in Virtual Networks. Proceedings of Principles, Systems and Applications of IP Telecommunications (IPTComm '11). ACM, 1–11.


Arora, Dushyant and Feldmann, Anja and Schaffrath, Gregor and Schmid, Stefan (2011). On the Benefit of Virtualization: Strategies for Flexible Server Allocation. Proceedings of USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Management of Internet, Cloud, and Enterprise Networks and Services (Hot-ICE '11). Usenix, 1–6.


Even, Guy and Medina, Moti and Schaffrath, Gregor and Schmid, Stefan (2011). Competitive and Deterministic Embeddings of Virtual Networks.


Arora, Dushyant and Feldmann, Anja and Schaffrath, Gregor and Schmid, Stefan (2010). On the Benefit of Virtualization: Strategies for Flexible Server Allocation.


Schaffrath, Gregor and Werle, Christoph and Panagiotis, Papadimitriou 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. VISA 2009 – The First ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Virtualized Infastructure Systems and Architectures. ACM, 63–72.


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