Date Added: Feb 2011
Enterprises today face several challenges when hosting line-of-business applications in the cloud. Central too many of these challenges is the limited support for control over cloud network functions, such as, the ability to ensure security, performance guarantees or isolation, and to flexibly interpose middleboxes in application deployments. In this paper, the authors present the design and implementation of a novel cloud networking system called EPIC. Customers can leverage EPIC to deploy applications augmented with a rich and extensible set of network functions such as virtual network isolation, custom addressing, service differentiation, and flexible interposition of various middleboxes.