Network Virtualization Idealizations for Applications

Glenn RICART  Akihiro NAKAO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E97-B   No.11   pp.2252-2258
Publication Date: 2014/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E97.B.2252
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Network Virtualization, and Fusion Platform of Computing and Networking)
US Ignite,  network virtualization,  Internet of things,  software-defined networking software-defined infrastructure,  

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Due to limitations of today's widely-deployed commercial networks, some end-user applications are only possible through, or greatly improved by execution on virtualized networks that have been enhanced or idealized in a way which specifically supports the application. This paper describes US Ignite and the advantages provided to US Ignite end-user applications running on virtual networks which variously: (a) minimize latency, (b) minimize jitter, (c) minimize or eliminate packet drops, (d) optimize branch points for multicast packet duplication, (e) provide isolation for sensitive information flows, and/or (f) bundle network billing with application use. Examples of US Ignite applications in these categories are provided.