Mobile Networks and Management. Third International ICST Conference, MONAMI 2011, Aveiro, Portugal, September 21-23, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

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Coordinating IT and Network Virtualisation to Provide Infrastructure as a Service: A GEYSERS Approach for the Future Internet

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-30422-4_18,
        author={Sergi Figuerola and Joan Garc\^{\i}a-Esp\^{\i}n and Jordi Ferrer Riera and Ester L\^{o}pez and Eduard Escalona and Reza Nejabati and Shuping Peng and Dimitra Simeonidou},
        title={Coordinating IT and Network Virtualisation to Provide Infrastructure as a Service: A GEYSERS Approach for the Future Internet},
        proceedings={Mobile Networks and Management. Third International ICST Conference, MONAMI 2011, Aveiro, Portugal, September 21-23, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MONAMI},
        year={2012},
        month={9},
        keywords={Virtualisation Future Internet Infrastructure Planning},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-30422-4_18}
    }
    
  • Sergi Figuerola
    Joan García-Espín
    Jordi Ferrer Riera
    Ester López
    Eduard Escalona
    Reza Nejabati
    Shuping Peng
    Dimitra Simeonidou
    Year: 2012
    Coordinating IT and Network Virtualisation to Provide Infrastructure as a Service: A GEYSERS Approach for the Future Internet
    MONAMI
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30422-4_18
Sergi Figuerola1,*, Joan García-Espín1,*, Jordi Ferrer Riera1,*, Ester López1,*, Eduard Escalona2,*, Reza Nejabati2,*, Shuping Peng2,*, Dimitra Simeonidou2,*
  • 1: Distributed Applications and Networks Area, i2CAT Foundation
  • 2: University of Essex
*Contact email: sergi.figuerola@i2cat.net, jage@i2cat.net, jordi.ferrer@i2cat.net, ester.lopez@i2cat.net, eescal@ac.essex.uk, rnejab@ac.essex.uk, pengs@ac.essex.uk, dsimeo@ac.essex.uk

Abstract

In this article we propose the GEYSERS project approach for Future Internet based on provisioning full infrastructures as a service by using IT and transport network resource virtualization. An overview of the project’s architecture is provided that shows the layering scheme empowering the definition of Virtual Infrastructure service. The Logical Infrastructure Composition Layer in the architecture allows for operator-tailored planning of infrastructures, which also allows for a dynamic re-planning of the infrastructure depending on service needs. The rest of the article elaborates on the concept, characteristics and variants for modifying Virtual Infrastructures, as well as their implications.