NetFuse: Short-Circuiting Traffic Surges in the Cloud

Provided by: Yale Systems, Inc.
Topic: Cloud
Format: PDF
Modern cloud and data center platforms suffer failures and performance degradation from large traffic surges caused by both external (e.g., DDoS attacks) or internal (e.g., workload changes, operator errors, routing mis-configurations) factors. If not mitigated, traffic overload could have significant financial and availability implications for cloud providers. In this paper, the authors propose NetFuse, a mechanism to protect against traffic overload in OpenFlow-based data center networks. Experimental results on a real OpenFlow testbed show that NetFuse is effective in identifying and isolating misbehaving traffic with a small false positive rate (

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