Date Added: Dec 2012
In recent years, there has been an explosive growth in mobile applications (apps), most of which need to serve global audiences using cloud based computing facilities. Cloud computing provides unique opportunities for the Application Service Providers (ASPs) to manage and optimize application delivery over geographically distributed computing resources. The authors propose the design of an open Application Delivery Network (openADN) platform which allows ISPs to offer custom application delivery services. This is possible using Software Defined Networks (SDN), which provides new opportunities for designing control architectures for networks by providing cleaner abstraction between the network control and data planes.