Mechanisms for the Automated Setup of Software-Defined Networks

Conference: Mobilkommunikation – Technologien und Anwendungen - 21. ITG-Fachtagung
05/11/2016 - 05/12/2016 at Osnabrück, Deutschland

Proceedings: ITG-Fb. 263: Mobilkommunikation

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Gebauer, Olaf; Ohms, Jannis; Wermser, Diederich (Ostfalia Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften, Salzdahlumer Str. 46/48, 38302, Wolfenbüttel, Germany)
Wähling, Sven-Ove (Netzlink Informationstechnik GmbH, Heinrich-Büssing-Ring 42, 38102 Braunschweig, Germany)

Cloud computing, enabling Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), results in significantly reduced costs for making IT-applications available to customers. Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) adds increased flexibility and reduced costs for connectivity amongst virtualized IT-applications and clients. However, initial setup of networks with physical network elements, as needed e.g. in customer premises LANs, is still time consuming, costly and error prone. This paper addresses requirements and alternative solutions for automatic bootstrapping of such networks.