Extending Openstack for Cloud-Based Networking at the Edge

TitleExtending Openstack for Cloud-Based Networking at the Edge
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsBenomar, Z., D.. Bruneo, S.. Distefano, K.. Elbaamrani, N.. Idboufker, F.. Longo, G.. Merlino, and A.. Puliafito
Conference Name2018 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)
Date PublishedJuly
KeywordsBridges, 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.