A wireless solution for SDN (software defined networking) in data center networks

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781509013289
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2017

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Title59th IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2016
PlaceUnited States
CityWashington
Period4 - 8 December 2016

Abstract

Software Defined Networking has been adopted to improve data center network efficiency. In SDN, the controllers are responsible for exchanging information with the switches to perform specific operations such as data forwarding. The transmission of control traffic usually uses networks different from data networks. However, building an additional wired network for the control traffic leads to high cabling complexity. Since a wireless network involves almost no cabling and is easy to install, we propose a wireless solution where switches make a wireless connection with controllers via wireless access points (AP). In this design, switches are divided into clusters, and an AP is placed at the center of each cluster. An important issue is to determine the minimum number of APs such that a given control traffic demand can be met. We propose an analytical model to evaluate the system throughput for possible clusterings, and an efficient algorithm to search for the optimal one. The extensive simulations demonstrate that our method can reduce cabling complexity significantly.

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A wireless solution for SDN (software defined networking) in data center networks. / Xie, Ruitao; Umair, Zuneera; Jia, Xiaohua.

2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2016 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. 7841558.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review