Workshop guides Software Defined Networking community on solution for isolated network connectivity and performance

pristineAn insightful workshop, hosted by the PRISTINE and ARCFIRE projects, on “beyond SDN/NFV” was held in conjunction with the SDN and OpenFlow World Congress 2016 in The Hague (NL) in October 2016. A demo was featuring a Distributed Interprocess Communication Facility (DIF) that was constantly being renumbered without corrupting existing flows or impairing the ability to create new ones.

With over 100 supporting partners and sponsors and 1,500+ delegates, the SDN World Congress has established itself as the principal network innovation conference in Europe for the global telecommunications industry.

The culmination of two and a half years of research work on the PRISTINE project and initial results from ARCFIRE project were presented at the Recursive InterNetwork Architecture (RINA) workshop, which is an annually organised event, allowing researchers interested to present their work and discuss advances related to their research on RINA. The PRISTINE project has been advancing the design and implementation of the innovative internals of the RINA clean-slate architecture, while the ARCFIRE project is setting out to execute large-scale RINA experimentation on FIRE+ infrastructure. The advances in the PRISTINE project include the programmable functions for: supporting congestion control, providing protection/resiliency, facilitating more efficient topological routing, and multi-layer management for handling configuration, performance and security.

PRISTINE and ARCFIRE consortium partners have been able to show how RINA can be a new feasible way for delivering efficient network services through:

  • Layer 2 Agnostic Networking.
  • Global layer 2 VLANs for Software Defined Data Centers (SDDCs), Cloud Providers and Network Service Providers.
  • Application Specific Name Spaces for Billions of IDs.
  • Inherent Application Security for Distributed Services.
  • Isolated ‘Network Slices’ for End to End Services use that can really Guarantee QoS per slice.
  • Pro-Active Congestion Control.

Further details please contact Miguel Ponce De Leon, TSSG