Towards in-network clouds in future internet

Alex Galis, Stuart Clayman, Laurent Lefevre, Andreas Fischer, Hermann De Meer, Javier Rubio-Loyola, Joan Serrat, Steven Davy

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One of the key aspect fundamentally missing from the current Internet infrastructure is an advanced service networking platform and facilities, which take advantage of flexible sharing of available connectivity, computation, and storage resources. This paper aims to explore the architectural co-existence of new and legacy services and networks, via virtualisation of connectivity and computation resources and self-management capabilities, by fully integrating networking with cloud computing in order to create In-Network Clouds. It also presents the designs and experiments with a number of In-Network Clouds platforms, which have the aim to create a flexible environment for autonomic deployment and management of virtual networks and services as experimented with and validated on large-scale testbeds.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Future Internet
Subtitle of host publicationFuture Internet Assembly 2011: Achievements and Technological Promises
EditorsJohn Domingue, Dave Lambert, John Domingue, Alex Galis, Anastasius Gavras, Theodore Zahariadis, Petros Daras, Frances Cleary, Srdjan Krco, Henning Muller, Man-Sze Li, Hans Schaffers, Volkmar Lotz, Frederico Alvarez, Burkhard Stiller, Susanna Avessta, Stamatis Karnouskos, Michael Nilsson
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


  • In-Network Clouds
  • Orchestration plane and Knowledge plane
  • Self-Management
  • Service plane
  • Virtualisation of Resources


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