Virtual Routers: Architecture, Management, Applications

  • Vision: Virtualization paradigm for the future Internet
    • Concurrent virtual networks
      • Facilitate hardware consolidation, leasing of infrastructure
      • Permit to phase in new service and protocols gradually
    • Live migration of virtual routers
      • For maintenance, energy conservation, load balancing
  • Innovations of VirtuRAMA
    • Development of an architecture for virtual routers
    • Management of virtualized network components
    • Virtual on-demand networks; networks as a service
    • On-demand allocation of multi-gigabit WAN resources
    • Fusion of overlay and underlay networks
  • Validation through running code and public showcases
    • Testbed implementation and evaluation
    • Live tests in LambdaNet's backbone network