An OpenFlow-Based Testbed for Information Centric Networking
Information-Centric Networking (ICN) is a novel networking paradigm which is attracting increasing attention by both academic and industrial researchers. In fact, it promises to provide technological solutions that best fit with the way in which Internet is actually utilized. Assessment of proposed solutions require appropriate experimental testbeds. In this context OpenFlow, which has been developed to enable the deployment of novel networking solutions in the actual network infrastructure, represents a valuable tool. Accordingly, the authors are currently implementing an ICN solution - called CONET - for OpenFlow networks. The solution will be deployed in two testbeds, part of larger experimental OpenFlow facility distributed across Europe realized by the EU funded OFELIA project.