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Towards an Autonomic Piloting Virtual Network Architecture

Abstract : The Internet has known an impressive success in the three last decades. Nonetheless, due to its size and scope, this large network has become victim of its own success. Innovative approaches are required to overcome the shortfalls of current systems and to design Next Generation Internet. In this context, network virtualization presents a viable solution to deal with the current Internet impasse. It provides a promising way to deploy different network architectures and protocols over a shared physical infrastructure. However, in spite of its multiple advantages, network virtualization adds more complexity on network systems. A promising solution to address this huge complexity consists on developing systems which are capable of managing themselves, called autonomic computing systems or self-* systems. This paper proposes an agent-based autonomic framework which is able to self manage virtual resources. We provide a detail description of the proposed autonomic architecture and we focus on a real testbed implementation and testing of our framework. Experiment results show the ability of our system to self-configure its resources in order to maintain a required QoS level.
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Ilhem Fajjari, Mouna Ayari, Othmen Braham, Guy Pujolle, Hubert Zimmermann. Towards an Autonomic Piloting Virtual Network Architecture. NTMS 2011 - 4th IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security, Feb 2011, Paris, France. pp.1-5, ⟨10.1109/NTMS.2011.5720639⟩. ⟨hal-00670849⟩



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