A Serverless Computing Platform for Software Defined Networks

Fatemeh Banaie, Karim Djemame

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Recent advances in network management strategies, namely the possibility of network programmability through the use of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) increase the velocity of network evolutions. SDN promises a software-based networking approach, where software modules are used to abstract network functionalities. To achieve this aim, the virtualization paradigm can be used in these modules within the context of Network Function Virtualisation (NFV). NFV plays the most important role in transition toward open software and network hardware. Given the promise of these technologies, micro-services can greatly benefit from the integration of SDN and NFV and execute in a suitable cloud platform. This paper describes a modular, and micro-service based SDN architecture that applies network programmability within the context of NFV and explores how it could benefit from the serverless computing paradigm. Serverless computing accompanies modular SDN in building cost-effective, energy-aware, and scalable networks, relieving the management burden of network maintenance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEconomics of Grids, Clouds, Systems, and Services
Subtitle of host publication19th International Conference, GECON 2022, Izola, Slovenia, September 13–15, 2022, Proceedings
EditorsJosé Ángel Bañares, Jörn Altmann, Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda, Karim Djemame, Vlado Stankovski, Bruno Tuffin
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Number of pages11
Volume13430 LNCS
ISBN (Electronic)9783031293153
ISBN (Print)9783031293146
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2023
Externally publishedYes
Event19th International Conference on the Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems, and Services - Izola, Slovenia
Duration: 13 Sep 202215 Sep 2022
Conference number: 19

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer Cham
Volume13430 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference19th International Conference on the Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems, and Services
Abbreviated titleGECON 2022

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