Domain Federation via MPLS and SDN for Dynamic, Real-time End-to-end QoS Support

Sidhant Hasija, Rashid Mijumbi, Steven Davy, Alan Davy, Brendan Jennings, Keith Griffin

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Abstract

We explore Domain federation using SDN as a means of provisioning in real-time, end-to-end QoS. This can be achieved by having a holistic SDN control plane that takes care of dynamically provisioning application QoS needs per domain, and a federation of the domain controllers so as to enable secure and manageable grounds for deploying an RSVP-like service-request protocol between domains. Such a federation should be straightforward to create and be able to preserve the privacy of each domain. In this paper, we design, implement and evaluate an End-to-end MPLS-as-a-Service (EMPLaaS) framework. EMPLaaS is an evolution of MPLS in which SDN is used to provide a dynamic control plane so as to have an application-centric QoS framework. The end result is a scalable and privacy-aware multi-domain control plane for dynamically setting up resource reserved label-switched tunnels. The framework proposes payloading the MPLS service requests onto the widely deployed BGP so as to ensure inter-operability. It also derives responsive end-to-end network behavior by enabling application-delegated traffic engineering. Through an implementation, the proposed framework has been evaluated in terms of ability to setup QoS-aware paths dynamically and adaptively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 4th IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization and Workshops, NetSoft 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages441-448
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781538646335
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2018
Event4th IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization and Workshops, NetSoft 2018 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 25 Jun 201829 Jun 2018

Publication series

Name2018 4th IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization and Workshops, NetSoft 2018

Conference

Conference4th IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization and Workshops, NetSoft 2018
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontreal
Period25/06/201829/06/2018

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