ENDEAVOUR: Towards SDN-enabled IXPs
Despite considerable innovation in Internet applications, and an increase in diversity of both users and uses, the IP interconnection model and its control plane m …
|Talk Title||ENDEAVOUR: Towards SDN-enabled IXPs|
|Speakers||Christoph Dietzel (DE-CIX / TU Berlin)|
|Date||Feb 6 2017 - Feb 8 2017|
Despite considerable innovation in Internet applications, and an increase in diversity of both users and uses, the IP interconnection model and its control plane mechanisms (BGP) are suffering stagnancy and ossification. As of today, the major IXPs interconnect more than 500 member ASes and thus appear as convenient locations for inter-domain innovation. The EU funded research project ENDAVOUR aims to augment IP interconnection at IXPs and the switching fabric itself by using Software-Defined Networking (SDN) technology. This talk highlights lessons learned from the first half of the ENDEAVOUR project. It elaborates on its applications, problems with practical feasibility, and the IXP’s SDN hardware requirements. Ultimately, we discuss the future road map for the second half of the project and point out where to find the open source code.