|Vortragender||Prof. Dr. Michael Zink|
|Titel||Software Defined Exchanges: New Opportunities for Future Internet Research|
|Zeit||Montag, 15.09.14, 11:00 – 12:00 Uhr|
S3|20, Raum 111|
Rundeturmstr. 10, 64283 Darmstadt
Software Defined Networking (SDN), which, in contrast to traditional IP-based routing, decouples the data and the control plane is seen as a promising approach to enable new functionalities in the future Internet. While single-domain SDNs have been around for a few years (e.g., data centers, research networks, and WANs of organizations), inter-domain deployments that involve SDN implementations for inter-AS routing using BGP and MPLS have only come into existence in the recent past.|
Recently, the research community is proposing the introduction of so-called Software Defined Exchanges (SDXes), which can be seen as the SDN equivalent to an Internet Exchange Point (IXP). The basic idea of an SDX is to connect several domains, allow traffic exchange and provide a platform for implementation of new policies through third-party control in future Internet architectures. Since SDN is radically different from today’s Internet technology it has to be further investigated to understand what functionalities an SDX must provide.
In this talk, I will present initial prototype SDXes, which have been implemented under the scope of the NSF Initiative for Global Environment for Network Innovation. I will also outline several experiments that have been executed on top of this new infrastructure to demonstrate its capability and will briefly elaborate on the requirements for a measurement infrastructure for this new technology.
|Michael Zink is currently Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.|