Multipath cloud federation

Mael Kimmerlin, Peer Hasselmeyer, Andreas Ripke

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Deploying applications in federated clouds is becoming increasingly important. The ability to place application components in various locations is appealing to a large set of distributed applications. Components spread across a number of clouds still need to communicate with each other. Existing solutions for interconnecting clouds are using only single paths between sites, even though clouds typically have multiple up-links. This paper introduces our work on a MultiPath TCP (MPTCP) proxy suited for cloud interconnection. The proxy transforms TCP streams into multipath connections using MPTCP. By virtue of MPTCP, the bandwidth of multiple links is made available to the proxied connections and resilience can be improved without the need for additional fail-over mechanisms. The proposed solution works transparently for applications, making changes to existing applications unnecessary. Measurements of the implemented scheme confirm the additional throughput achievable and the gain in resilience.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 IEEE 6th International Conference on Cloud Networking, CloudNet 2017
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509040261
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on Cloud Networking - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 25 Sep 201727 Sep 2017
Conference number: 6

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Cloud Networking
ISSN (Print)2374-3239


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Cloud Networking
Abbreviated titleCloudNet
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic


  • Cloud federation
  • multipath


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