Improving Cloud Datacentre Scalability, Agility and Performance Using OpenFlow

Charlie Baker, Ashiq Anjum, Richard Hill, Nik Bessis, Saad Liaquat Kiani

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Abstract

With network infrastructure reaching capacity limits, new ways of managing network traffic and devices in Cloud data centres need to be investigated to better scale and manage the data centre resources. Open Flow can be a good fit for the usage within a datacentre due to its promise to reduce the cost of operations by reducing the time needed to configure network resources and flexibly managing the operations. Open Flow allows a programmable Software Defined Network to be implemented and network resources such as switches can be remotely and collectively configured, controlled and monitored. With increasing number of resources in data centres, and by consequence the networking hardware and software, Open Flow can be used to manage the network devices and the flow of traffic throughout the network. This paper investigates if Open Flow based switches allow for flexible networking and administration to enable quick network segmentation, packet re-routing, permit scalability and allow for quick network setup in Cloud data centres. With the help of experiments, this work also investigates what design and implementation considerations need to be made to achieve scalability, agility and performance in Cloud data centres.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 4th International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems (INCoS)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages20-27
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781467322812
ISBN (Print)9781467322799
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Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems - Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 19 Sep 201221 Sep 2012

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Conference4th International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems
Abbreviated titleINCoS 2012
CountryRomania
CityBucharest
Period19/09/1221/09/12

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Baker, C., Anjum, A., Hill, R., Bessis, N., & Kiani, S. L. (2012). Improving Cloud Datacentre Scalability, Agility and Performance Using OpenFlow. In 2012 4th International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems (INCoS) (pp. 20-27). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/iNCoS.2012.118
Baker, Charlie ; Anjum, Ashiq ; Hill, Richard ; Bessis, Nik ; Kiani, Saad Liaquat. / Improving Cloud Datacentre Scalability, Agility and Performance Using OpenFlow. 2012 4th International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems (INCoS). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2012. pp. 20-27
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Improving Cloud Datacentre Scalability, Agility and Performance Using OpenFlow. / Baker, Charlie; Anjum, Ashiq; Hill, Richard; Bessis, Nik; Kiani, Saad Liaquat.

2012 4th International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems (INCoS). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2012. p. 20-27.

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Baker C, Anjum A, Hill R, Bessis N, Kiani SL. Improving Cloud Datacentre Scalability, Agility and Performance Using OpenFlow. In 2012 4th International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems (INCoS). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2012. p. 20-27 https://doi.org/10.1109/iNCoS.2012.118