Extending Openstack for Cloud-Based Networking at the Edge
|Title||Extending Openstack for Cloud-Based Networking at the Edge|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Benomar, Z., D.. Bruneo, S.. Distefano, K.. Elbaamrani, N.. Idboufker, F.. Longo, G.. Merlino, and A.. Puliafito|
|Conference Name||2018 IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings) and IEEE Green Computing and Communications (GreenCom) and IEEE Cyber, Physical and Social Computing (CPSCom) and IEEE Smart Data (SmartData)|
|Keywords||Bridges, Cloud, cloud computing, Cloud-controlled virtual networking, control surface, critical feature, Edge computing, IaaS, infrastructure management domain, Infrastructure-as-a-Service level, integration design, Internet of Things, IoT, IoT-centric infrastructure Cloud framework, Linux, network topology, network virtualization, networking functionality, networking subsystem, Neutron, Neutrons, OpenStack, OpenStack platform, Topology, Virtualization|
Cloud-controlled virtual networking at the edge can be considered a critical feature, highly in demand in the IoT infrastructure management domain. Fostering the vision of the Cloud as a suitable control surface for IoT, an integration between the two ecosystems is achievable at a genuinely Infrastructure-as-a-Service level. This work thus describes an integration design between an IoT-centric infrastructure Cloud framework, already capable of limited networking functionality, and Neutron, the networking subsystem belonging to the core services of the OpenStack platform. Design considerations and trade-offs are detailed in the paper.