Balanced Service Chaining in Software-Defined Networks with Network Function Virtualization

Po Ching Lin, Ying-Dar Lin, Cheng Ying Wu, Yuan Cheng Lai, Yi-Chih Kao

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Abstract

Balanced Hash Tree (BHT) is a mechanism for service function (SF) chaining, service routing, and traffic steering that enables switches to select SF instances for load balancing without involving the controller. In an experimental evaluation, BHT decreased packet-in message-processing time by 92.5 percent and achieved near-perfect load-balancing performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages68-76
Number of pages9
Volume49
No11
Specialist publicationComputer
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2016

Keywords

  • NFV
  • OpenFlow
  • SDN
  • Traffic steering
  • load balancing
  • network function virtualization
  • network traffic management
  • service chaining
  • software-defined networking
  • virtual networks

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