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Cloud Networking: An Infrastructure Service Architecture for the Wide Area

Murray, Paul; Sefidcon, Azimeh; Steinert, Rebecca; Fusenig, Volker; Carapinha, Jorge
HP Laboratories


Keyword(s): cloud computing; cloud networking; network virtualisation; infrastructure as a service; virtual infrastructure management; virtual infrastructure security

Abstract: We present an architecture for cloud networking, the provision of virtual infrastructure in a multi- administrative domain scenario, where data centre and network operators interact through defined interfaces to provide seamless virtual infrastructure. To support this scenario we introduce the flash network slice, dynamic elastic network connections that compose to form integrated cross-domain networks. Flash network slices support decomposition of virtual infrastructure into partitions that can be managed independently but seamlessly interconnected across administrative boundaries. The approach supports limited information disclosure about implementation details on behalf of the providers, scalability, heterogeneity, and a migration path from currently deployed infrastructure technologies to future network implementations. The resulting infrastructure services are suited to on- demand deployment of emerging cloud services such as content distribution, social networks and cloud-based IT applications.

8 Pages

Additional Publication Information: Published in Future Network & Mobile Summit 2012: 21st Annual Conference Proceedings

External Posting Date: July 21, 2012 [Fulltext]. Approved for External Publication
Internal Posting Date: July 21, 2012 [Fulltext]

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