Extending Neutrality to Experimental Facilities
This paper focuses on the topic of Experimental Facilities, and introduces a novel approach which extends the neutrality concept that comes from Access Networks, to the facilities. The architecture of the solution and the implementation details are also described. The OpenFlow technology is used in order to obtain network slices and virtualize the physical infrastructure. The method proposed to define the slices is the MAC address prefix. The isolation of experiments is mandatory and it is done based on these prefixes by means of a modified version of FlowVisor. A new neutral slice is introduced in the solution.