Enhancing control model to ease off centralized control of flow-based SDNs

M. M.Othman Othman, Koji Okamura

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Abstract

This paper shows our design of a hybrid control model for flow-based networks. There are many research efforts related to the flow-based networks, however, our work was inspired by OpenFlow technology. Specially that OpenFlow was counted as a key enabler technology for Software Defined Networks (SDN). Thus, it has a great potential to improve the current Internet by providing new functionalities and a new control scheme and thus enabling new smarter applications to be created. However, there have been some debates regarding the scalability of the OpenFlow's controller, due to its dependency on a centralized controller. Our study aims to provide flow-based networks with a hybrid control model that combines both central control and distributed control, in order to provide a more relaxed control. This is done by designing two new features, network equipment to equipment flow installation, and a new type of proactive flows. Through which we aim to relieve some of the load off the central controller, make flow-based networks more self-aware, and provide a method to support flows with strict timing requirements. This hybrid control model is proposed as a step forward towards encouraging a wider adoption of flow-based networks as an easily programmed network that holds a great potential as a future Internet technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 IEEE 37th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages467-470
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780769549866
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013
Event2013 IEEE 37th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2013 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Jul 22 2013Jul 26 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference
ISSN (Print)0730-3157

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE 37th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2013
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period7/22/137/26/13

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Controllers
Internet
Software defined networking
Scalability

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications

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Othman, M. M. O., & Okamura, K. (2013). Enhancing control model to ease off centralized control of flow-based SDNs. In Proceedings - 2013 IEEE 37th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2013 (pp. 467-470). [6649866] (Proceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/COMPSAC.2013.79

Enhancing control model to ease off centralized control of flow-based SDNs. / Othman, M. M.Othman; Okamura, Koji.

Proceedings - 2013 IEEE 37th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2013. IEEE Computer Society, 2013. p. 467-470 6649866 (Proceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Othman, MMO & Okamura, K 2013, Enhancing control model to ease off centralized control of flow-based SDNs. in Proceedings - 2013 IEEE 37th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2013., 6649866, Proceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 467-470, 2013 IEEE 37th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2013, Kyoto, Japan, 7/22/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/COMPSAC.2013.79
Othman MMO, Okamura K. Enhancing control model to ease off centralized control of flow-based SDNs. In Proceedings - 2013 IEEE 37th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2013. IEEE Computer Society. 2013. p. 467-470. 6649866. (Proceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/COMPSAC.2013.79
Othman, M. M.Othman ; Okamura, Koji. / Enhancing control model to ease off centralized control of flow-based SDNs. Proceedings - 2013 IEEE 37th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2013. IEEE Computer Society, 2013. pp. 467-470 (Proceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference).
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