Enabling Adaptive Routing Service Customization Via the Integration of SDN and NFV


The Internet needs to provide the diversified functions and services beyond simple packet forwarding for different network applications. It calls for supporting different communication demands with diversified and customized routing services. However, the current routing service configuration is not based on the global network information to manage network resources and functions, and cannot dynamically attain the adaptively and optimality. The Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) have inspired a good way to solve these problems. In this paper, based on SDN and NFV, an Adaptive Routing Service Customization (ARSC) mechanism is proposed. In ARSC, the suitable routing services are adaptively customized for different applications with the user utility and the ISP profit considered jointly. In addition, in order to deal with the simultaneously arrived application requests, an efficient matching algorithm is devised to match different applications with appropriate candidate routing services. The matching is optimized with Pareto efficiency introduced, and the benefit equilibrium of the users and the ISPs can be achieved. Simulation results show that ARSC is feasible and effective.


Computer Science

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Intelligent Systems Center

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Center for High Performance Computing Research


This work is supported by the National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars of China under Grant no. 71325002, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant no. 61572123.

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Efficiency; Information management; Internet service providers; Network routing; Pareto principle; Software defined networking; Transfer functions; Virtual reality; Virtualization; Customization; Global network information; Matching algorithm; Network applications; Packet forwarding; Pareto efficiency; Routing services; Software defined networking (SDN); Network function virtualization; Benefit equilibrium; Software Defined Networking

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01 Sep 2017