ENDEAVOUR @ KAUST- NSF Conference on Environmental Monitoring

Marco Canini will present the ENDEAVOUR project at the KAUST- NSF Conference on Environmental Monitoring.

Towards a Flexible Software-Defined Network Ecosystem

The next generation of networks will need to offer capabilities far beyond the current Internet to accommodate the requirements for global-scale interconnection of Internet-of-Things devices and cyber-physical systems such as smart cities, smart grids, and autonomous automobiles. This requires a transformation of existing, rigid infrastructure into Software-Defined Infrastructure (SDI): deeply programmable, highly interconnected, virtualized systems spanning many administrative domains. Current technological trends such as Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (SDN) and Programmable Dataplanes are key enablers to this transformation. Software-Defined eXchanges (SDXes) are emerging as interconnection points between multiple SDI domains and promise to significantly increase the flexibility and function of interdomain traffic delivery. This talk will present one particular approach, as embodied within the H2020 ENDEAVOUR project, to enable the next generation of programmatic network services in SDXes.