Three new deliverables from SAIL have been made available in the list of deliverables:
D.A.8: Evaluation of business models
Abstract: Due to the growing traffic volume in the Internet, new technical solutions are being developed. The three SAIL technologies, i.e. Network of Information (NetInf), Open Connectivity Services (OConS) and Cloud Networking (CloNe), aim at improving the scalability and performance of the Internet, as well as to increase the quality of experience for end users. The changing technical structure also changes the industry and market structure. This document aims at discussing the business and regulatory potential of the three SAIL technologies. After the market and ecosystem overview and the stakeholder analysis, potential business models for each of the technologies are proposed. The value of this work is the set of recommendations for technical development of each technology, which were based on the analysis reported in this work.
D.B.3: Final NetInf Architecture
Abstract: This deliverable on the “Final NetInf Architecture” provides an update on the NetInf architecture that resulted from recent prototyping and evaluation activities in the SAIL project. Based on experiences from prototyping individual components, interoperability tests, integration into systems and scalability and performance evaluations as well as community feedback, the NetInf architecture has been advanced. In addition, more aspects of the systems such as specific Convergence Layers and routing mechanisms have been developed and specified.
D.D.3: Refined Architecture
Abstract: This document describes the final cloud networking architecture proposed by SAIL work package D. Cloud networking aims at providing on-demand elastic network services to connect existing data centre based cloud infrastructures across wide area networks. In order to achieve that we propose the flash network slice, a network resource that can be provisioned and reconfigured in a timeframe that is compatible with current provisioning of virtual machines in a data centre.
We consider a multi-provider scenario, where network and data centre providers must cooperate to implement global virtual infrastructures. This is enabled through provisioning interfaces and inter-provider protocols defined in the present architecture. The architecture introduces a layering of functions, interfaces and interactions within single cloud network operators, across cloud network operators, and with cloud network customers to implement complete end-to-end services. Management algorithms for user goal translation, fault and resource management are presented, including results from practical experimentation and simulations. Security goals and policy based access control mechanisms are described. This final version of the cloud networking architecture represents a refinement over the initial architecture after experience gained in prototyping and simulating management and security functions and the implementation of a complete integrated multi-data centre, multi-operator cloud networking eco-system.