Small-Packet Flows in Software Defined Networks: Traffic Profile Optimization

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Provided by: Academy Publisher
Topic: Enterprise Software
Format: PDF
In this paper, the authors propose a method for optimizing bandwidth usage in Software Defined Networks (SDNs) based on OpenFlow. Flows of small packets presenting a high overhead, as the ones generated by emerging services, can be identified by the SDN controller, in order to remove header fields that are common to any packet in the flow, only during their way through the SDN. At the same time, several packets can be multiplexed together in the same frame, thus reducing the overall number of frames.
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