Virtual Network Management through Hybrid Software Defined Network (HSDN) Platform

SeokHwan KONG  SuengYong PARK  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E96-B   No.1   pp.65-68
Publication Date: 2013/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E96.B.65
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Network Virtualization, and Fusion Platform of Computing and Networking)
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Keyword: 
software defined network,  openflow,  network virtualization,  network processor,  

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Summary: 
This letter proposes a new Hybrid Software Defined Network (HSDN) platform for the interoperation with legacy routing protocol to support hardware level network virtualization for multi-tenant environment. By considering current SDN issues in the production network, the proposed platform contributes to solve these issues at reasonable overhead. Our testbed shows that failure convergence time with the proposed platform is almost same as legacy routing protocol. On the other hand, it also shows that hardware level virtualization is supported with stable ICMP response times.