Scalable network-aware data centre federation

Suksant Sae Lor, Luis M. Vaquero, Dev Audsin, Paul Murray, Hareesh Puthalath, Bob Melander, Azimeh Sefidcon, Thomas Edwall, Joao Soares, Marcio Melo, Jorge Carapinha, Houssem Medhioub, Djamal Zeghlache

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This paper presents the problems for dynamically deploying applications in a multi-tenant federated environment where end-to-end isolation, on-demand scalability and Quality of Service are critical factors. In addition, we propose an 'framework' that tackles these issues through the collaboration between data centres and network operators. This is achievable using a concept known as Dynamic eXchange Points (DXP), which is a set of connecting points that temporarily allows communication between two or more domains to support requests from applications. The feasibility of this framework is demonstrated with a proof of concept prototype. It reveals that there is a need for network operators to tackle the scalability issue under a dynamic environment with a large number of users.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 18th IEEE International Conference on Networks, ICON 2012
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Event2012 18th IEEE International Conference on Networks, ICON 2012 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 12 Dec 201214 Dec 2012


Conference2012 18th IEEE International Conference on Networks, ICON 2012


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