LAN Machine: A Virtualized Network for Developing & Testing Network & Cloud Applications on a Single Machine

Date Added: Nov 2009
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This paper proposes a platform that aims at creating a virtualized network on a single machine. It mainly focuses on network level virtualization. It aims at the consolidation of network level components virtually on a single machine: Wherein user can launch any network-based applications (e.g. - App server's, Web servers, Web services, Internet protocols etc.) on the virtualized nodes having virtual IP's (and all the network layer characteristics) on a single machine. This setup therefore can be used to check the performance issues, related to the applications by simulating various network level scenarios. Hence this platform can be used in the development, testing, learning phase of any network-related application with zero dependency on external network and minimal overhead.