By Topic

Towards a service-oriented network virtualization architecture

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
El Barachi, M. ; Univ. of Quebec (ETS), Montreal, QC, Canada ; Kara, N. ; Dssouli, R.

Network virtualization is an emerging concept that enables the creation of several co-existing logical network instances (or virtual networks) over a shared physical network infrastructure. There are several motivations behind this concept, including: cost-effective sharing of resources; customizable networking solutions; and the convergence of existing network infrastructures. In this paper, we analyze the existing (conventional and virtualized) business models and propose a new business model for virtual networking environments. Our proposed model is a service-oriented hierarchical model, in which different levels of services (i.e. essential services, service enablers, service building blocks, and end-user services) offered by various players, can be dynamically discovered, used, and composed. Using this business model as basis, we also define a layered service-oriented network virtualization architecture and discuss some of the issues related to its operation.

Published in:

Kaleidoscope: Beyond the Internet? - Innovations for Future Networks and Services, 2010 ITU-T

Date of Conference:

13-15 Dec. 2010