Virtualization

Demonstrating Inter-Testbed Network Virtualization in OFELIA SDN Experimental Facility

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Executive Summary

OFELIA is an experimental network designed to offer a diverse OpenFlow-enabled infrastructure to allow Software Defined Networking (SDN) experimentation. OFELIA is currently composed of ten sub - testbeds (called islands), most of them in Europe and one in Brazil. An experimenter get access to a so-called slice; a subset of the testbed resources like nodes and links, including the Openflow programmable switches to carry on an experiment. A new network virtualization tool called VeRTIGO has been recently presented to extend the way isolation is achieved between slices (slicing), allowing each experimenter to instantiate an arbitrary virtual network topology on top of a physical testbed.

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