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Exploring the Virtual Infrastructures as a Service concept with HIPerNET

Pascale Primet Vicat-Blanc 1 Guilherme Koslovski 1 Fabienne Anhalt 1 Tram Truong Huu 2 Johan Montagnat 2 
1 RESO - Protocols and softwares for very high-performance network
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, LIP - Laboratoire de l'Informatique du Parallélisme
2 Laboratoire d'Informatique, Signaux, et Systèmes de Sophia-Antipolis (I3S) / Equipe MODALIS
Laboratoire I3S - SPARKS - Scalable and Pervasive softwARe and Knowledge Systems
Abstract : With the expansion and convergence of communication and computing, dynamic provisioning of customized networking and processing infrastructures, as well as resource virtualization, are appealing concepts and technologies. Therefore, new models and tools are needed to allow users to create, trust and enjoy such on-demand virtual infrastructures within a wide area context. This research report presents the HIPerNET framework that we are designing and developing for creating, managing and controlling virtual infrastructures in the context of high-speed Internet. The key idea of this proposal is the combination of network- and system-virtualization associated with controlled resource reservation to provide fully isolated environments. HIPerNET's motivations and design principles are presented. We then examine specifically how this framework handles the virtual infrastructures, called Virtual Private eXecution Infrastructures (VPXI). To help specifying customized isolated infrastructures, HIPerNET relies on VXDL, a language for VPXI description and modeling which considers end-host resource as well as the virtual network topology interconnecting them, including virtual routers. We exemplify the VPXI specification, allocation and execution using a real large-scale distributed medical application. Experimental results obtained within the Grid'5000 testbed are presented and analyzed.
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Pascale Primet Vicat-Blanc, Guilherme Koslovski, Fabienne Anhalt, Tram Truong Huu, Johan Montagnat. Exploring the Virtual Infrastructures as a Service concept with HIPerNET. [Research Report] RR-7185, INRIA. 2010, pp.36. ⟨inria-00450409v2⟩



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