Application-driven network management with ProtoRINA
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Citation (published version)Yuefeng Wang, Ibrahim Matta, Nabeel Akhtar. 2016. "Application-driven network management with ProtoRINA." NOMS - IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium. NOMS - IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium. Istanbul, Turkey, 2016-04-25 - 2016-04-29. https://doi.org/10.1109/NOMS.2016.7502918
Traditional network management is tied to the TCP/IP architecture, thus it inherits its many limitations. Additionally there is no unified framework for application management, and service providers have to rely on their own ad-hoc mechanisms to manage their application services. The Recursive InterNetwork Architecture (RINA) is our solution to achieve better network management. RINA provides a unified framework for application-driven network management along with built-in mechanisms. It allows the dynamic formation of secure communication containers for service providers in support of various requirements. In this paper, we focus on how application-driven network management can be achieved over the GENI testbed using ProtoRINA, a user-space prototype of RINA. We use video multicast as an example, and experimental results show that application-driven network management enabled by ProtoRINA can achieve better network and application performance.