Network Virtualization in Future Home Environments
Home environments have a great potential of resource sharing and energy saving. More and more home computers are running on an always-on basis (e.g. media-centers or le-sharing clients). Such home environments have not been sufficiently analyzed regarding their energy-efficient operation, yet. This paper discusses network virtualization methods that are needed in future home environments to enable the energy-efficient cooperation of home networks. End-users share their available hardware resources (e.g. CPU, disk, or network resources) with other users in an energy-efficient and balanced way.