September 12, 2017
Holiday Inn Royal Victoria Sheffield
Europe/London timezone

Empowering IXPs with SDN Capabilities

Sep 12, 2017, 2:45 PM
15m
Ballroom (Holiday Inn Royal Victoria Sheffield)

Ballroom

Holiday Inn Royal Victoria Sheffield

Station Road, Sheffield, S4 7YE
Main Session

Speaker

Prof. Steve Uhlig (Queen Mary University of London)

Description

While innovation in inter-domain routing has remained stagnant for over a decade, Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) are consolidating their role as economically advantageous interconnection points for reducing path latencies and exchanging ever increasing amounts of traffic. As such, IXPs appear as a natural place to foster network innovation and assess the benefits of Software-Defined Networking (SDN). In this talk, we give an overview of the work done within the Horizon 2020 project ENDEAVOUR, focused on SDN for IXPs. We will present use cases for SDN at IXPs, which leverage the superior vantage point of an IXP to introduce advanced features like load-balancing and DDoS mitigation. We will also shortly discuss how a SDN-enabled IXP can benefit its members but also operators. Finally, we will introduce an upcoming EPSRC-funded research project, called EARL, led by QMUL and the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with LINX, GEANT, ESN, Cisco, Corsa, that will leverage SDN-based measurements to improve network operations.

Summary

In this talk, we give an overview of the work done within the Horizon 2020 project ENDEAVOUR, focused on SDN for IXPs. We will present use cases for SDN at IXPs, which leverage the superior vantage point of an IXP to introduce advanced features like load-balancing and DDoS mitigation. We will also shortly discuss how a SDN-enabled IXP can benefit its members but also operators.

Talk Duration 15 minutes
May we publish the slides on our website? Yes
May we webcast & record the talk? Yes

Primary author

Prof. Steve Uhlig (Queen Mary University of London)

Presentation materials