Recent advances in network control and management technologies, such as software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV), are expected to make the network effectively able to cope with application service requirements in a more flexible and timely manner. We argue that SDN and NFV capabilities can be exploited in Next Generation Service Overlay Networks (NGSONs) for addressing contex-Aware end-To-end data delivery services with adaptive composition of middlebox services when dynamically provisioned as virtual functions. In this paper we present a Service-Oriented SDN controller that allows for the programmable provision of data delivery paths through a dynamically established sequence of virtual middlebox functions, thereby accomplishing the deployment of adaptive network service chains in NGSON. In this way, an extended set of QoS requirements can be addressed that include specifications on processing functions to be traversed by service data while taking advantages from context-Awareness and self-Adaptation capabilities of NGSON. A use case analyis have been carried out on an experimental testbed about the effectiveness of the proposed approach in differentiating service data processing while optimizing the use of forwarding tables in the switches.
|Titolo:||SDN controller for context-Aware data delivery in dynamic service chaining|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo Atti Congressi/Articoli in extenso|