SmartX Multi-View Visibility Framework with Flow-Centric Visibility for SDN-Enabled Multisite Cloud Playground
AbstractModern information communication technologies (ICT) infrastructures are getting complicated to cope with the various demands needed to accommodate the emerging technology paradigms such as cloud, software-defined networking (SDN), and internet of things (IoT). Visibility is essential for the effective operation of such modern ICT infrastructures to easily pinpoint server faults, network bottlenecks, and application performance troubles. Even though many conventional monitoring solutions are now available, multi-layer visibility is still limited when operating such complicated infrastructures. To address this particular limitation, a futuristic multi-layer visibility framework denoted as SmartX multi-view visibility framework (MVF), is proposed for unifying the visibility of underlay, physical and virtual resources, flow, and workload layers. To unify multi-layer visibility, this paper presents a comprehensive extension of SmartX MVF with flow-centric visibility for simultaneously monitoring physical-virtual resources, flows classification, and visualization to eventually assist secured operation of SDN-enabled multisite cloud infrastructure. Flow-centric visibility design has five main components (1) a lightweight network packets-precise flows visibility collection component, (2) a visibility data aggregation and tagging component, (3) a multi-layer visibility data integration component, (4) a non-learning-based network packets flows classification component, and (5) a visualization component. Furthermore, a prototype implementation of SmartX MVF with flow-centric visibility is deployed in an SDN-enabled multisite cloud playground to verify the proposed multi-view visibility of fine-grained flow-aware physical-virtual resources. View Full-Text
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Usman, M.; Ahmad Rathore, M.; Kim, J. SmartX Multi-View Visibility Framework with Flow-Centric Visibility for SDN-Enabled Multisite Cloud Playground. Appl. Sci. 2019, 9, 2045.
Usman M, Ahmad Rathore M, Kim J. SmartX Multi-View Visibility Framework with Flow-Centric Visibility for SDN-Enabled Multisite Cloud Playground. Applied Sciences. 2019; 9(10):2045.Chicago/Turabian Style
Usman, Muhammad; Ahmad Rathore, Muhammad; Kim, JongWon. 2019. "SmartX Multi-View Visibility Framework with Flow-Centric Visibility for SDN-Enabled Multisite Cloud Playground." Appl. Sci. 9, no. 10: 2045.
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