Abstract

Network function virtualization (NFV) based service function chaining (SFC) allows the provisioning of various security and traffic engineering applications in a cloud network. Inefficient deployment of network functions can lead to security violations and performance overhead. In an OpenFlow enabled cloud, the key problem with current mechanisms is that several packet field match and flow rule action sets associated with the network functions are non-overlapping and can be parallelized for performance enhancement. We introduce Network Function Parallelism (NFP) SFC-NFP for OpenFlow network. Our solution utilizes network function parallelism over the OpenFlow rules to improve SFC performance in the cloud network. We have utilized the DPDK platform with an OpenFlow switch (OVS) for experimental analysis. Our solution achieves a 1.40-1.90x reduction in latency for SFC in an OpenStack cloud network managed by the SDN framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, ICNC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages486-490
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538692233
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 8 2019
Event2019 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, ICNC 2019 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: Feb 18 2019Feb 21 2019

Publication series

Name2019 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, ICNC 2019

Conference

Conference2019 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, ICNC 2019
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period2/18/192/21/19

Keywords

  • Network Function Parallelization (NFP)
  • OpenFlow
  • Queuing Model
  • Service Function Chaining (SFC)
  • Software Defined Network (SDN)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture

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    Chowdhary, A., & Huang, D. (2019). SDN based Network Function Parallelism in Cloud. In 2019 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, ICNC 2019 (pp. 486-490). [8685508] (2019 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, ICNC 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCNC.2019.8685508