IEEE Softwarization - March 2017
A collection of short technical articles

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Telemetry and Performance in Softwarized Networks

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The IEEE Softwarization Newsletter will feature a special topic on Telemetry and Performance in Softwarized Networks for its May 2017 issue. The transformation of the networking and telecommunication infrastructures with SDN and NFV technologies offers a large spectrum of new capabilities and at the same time introduces its own challenges. In order to deliver diversifying services with carrier-grade quality, data center operators and network service providers must be able to rely on modern mechanisms and protocols to dynamically provision end-to-end services and monitor their performances in (near) real-time.

OpenState: An Interface for Stateful Packet Processing in Programmable Switches

By Quentin Monnet, 6WIND

Is it possible to attain better performances and to create new use cases for SDN by moving some of the smartness from the controller to the programmable switches, while keeping an easy configuration interface? This article is a brief presentation of the OpenState abstraction layer concept for stateful packet processing for programmable switching. This abstraction has been designed as part of the BEBA (BEhavioral BAsed switching) project, a European research effort funded by the Horizon 2020 program, and dedicated to improving performances through software acceleration as well as enhancing features of programming switches for SDN, by bringing back some of the logics from the controller into the switch using vendor-agnostic solutions.

Software-Defined Perimeters: An Architectural View of SDP

By Daniel Conde

Software Defined Perimeters (SDP) is an emerging security architecture that restricts network access and connections between allowed elements. With origins in the defense IT infrastructure and spreading to enterprise use, it promises to help mitigate a broad set of security vulnerabilities that afflict IT infrastructure protected by conventional perimeter security. SDP serves to identify the source and destination of a network connection and assumes there is no trust between potential participants and a secure connection is only granted when explicitly permitted.

Ensuring QoS with In-Home Wi-Fi Performance Monitoring

By Metin Taşkin, CTO and Co-Founder, AirTies

How operators are using real-time and historical performance data across managed and unmanaged devices.

The proliferation of Wi-Fi connected devices, combined with the increase in video streaming, is straining in-home Wi-Fi networks. Factors including types of devices being used, distance to the nearest in-home access point (AP), and home construction materials are just some of the issues preventing subscribers from experiencing broadband speeds consistently throughout the whole home. And, operators have limited visibility into the home Wi-Fi network beyond the router/gateway to understand what is actually happening in real-time in subscribers’ homes.



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IEEE Softwarization Editorial Board

Laurent Ciavaglia, Editor-in-Chief
Mohamed Faten Zhani, Managing Editor
TBD, Deputy Managing Editor
Syed Hassan Ahmed
Dr. J. Amudhavel
Francesco Benedetto
Korhan Cengiz
Noel Crespi
Neil Davies
Eliezer Dekel
Eileen Healy
Chris Hrivnak
Atta ur Rehman Khan
Marie-Paule Odini
Shashikant Patil
Kostas Pentikousis
Luca Prete
Muhammad Maaz Rehan
Mubashir Rehmani
Stefano Salsano
Elio Salvadori
Nadir Shah
Alexandros Stavdas
Jose Verger