Enabling mechanisms for Cloud-based network virtualization in IoT

TitleEnabling mechanisms for Cloud-based network virtualization in IoT
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2015
AuthorsMerlino, G., D. Bruneo, S. Distefano, F. Longo, and A. Puliafito
Conference NameIEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, WF-IoT 2015 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Conference LocationMilan (Italy)
ISBN Number9781509003655
KeywordsBasic building block, Cloud providers, Clouds, Complex networks, Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), Inherent complexity, Internet, Internet of Things, Internet of Things (IOT), Network architecture, network virtualization, OpenStack, Virtual reality, Virtualizations, WebSocket

As part of a wider effort in integrating Internet of things (IoT) with the Cloud under the guise of infrastructure to be provided as-a-Service, network virtualization plays an essential role, both as an enabler of Infrastructure-as-a-Service scenarios and as a basic building block of the solution for the IoT-focused Cloud provider. Virtualization of the networking facilities for Cloud-managed IoT resources needs mechanisms to deal with the inherent complexity. This work outlines an implementation-agnostic approach to such a problem, reflected in our evolving Stack4Things architecture, derived from OpenStack, and implemented starting from such codebase, by leveraging also a choice of modern tooling and protocols. A specific use case and the discussion that follows are provided to frame the benefits of this strategy. © 2015 IEEE.