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Rethinking IXPs' Architecture in the Age of SDN


Software Defined Internet eXchange Points (SDXs) are a promising solution to the long-standing limitations and problems of interdomain routing. While proposed SDX architectures have improved the scalability of the control plane, these solutions have ignored the underlying fabric upon which they should be deployed. In this paper, we present Umbrella, a software defined interconnection fabric that complements and enhances those architectures. Umbrella is a switching fabric architecture and management approach that improves the overall robustness, limiting control plane dependency and suitable for the topology of any existing Internet eXchange Point (IXP). We validate Umbrella through a real-world deployment on two production IXPs, TouSIX and NSPIXP-3, and demonstrate its use in practice, sharing our experience of the challenges faced.
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hal-01862776 , version 1 (27-08-2018)



Marc Bruyère, Gianni Antichi, Eder L Fernandes, Rémy Lapeyrade, Steve Uhlig, et al.. Rethinking IXPs' Architecture in the Age of SDN. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 2018, 36 (12), pp.2667-2674. ⟨10.1109/JSAC.2018.2871294⟩. ⟨hal-01862776⟩
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