Network Expansion in OpenStack Cloud Federations

Mael Kimmerlin, Peer Hasselmeyer, Seppo Heikkilä, Max Plauth, Paweł Parol, Pasi Sarolahti

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Cloud federation is receiving increasing attention
due to the benefits of resilience and locality it brings to cloud
providers and users. Our analysis of three diverse use cases shows
that existing solutions are not addressing the federation needs of
such use case applications. In this paper, we present an alternative
approach to network federation, providing a model based on
cloud-to-cloud agreements. In our scenarios, companies hosting
their own OpenStack clouds need to run machines transparently
in another cloud, provided by a company they have an agreement
with. Our solution provides multiple benefits to cloud providers
and users detailed in this paper. Our implementation outperforms
the VPNaaS solution in OpenStack in terms of throughput.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNetworks and Communications (EuCNC), 2017 European Conference on
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-3873-6
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jul 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Conference on Networks and Communications - Oulu, Finland
Duration: 12 Jun 201715 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameEuropean Conference on Networks and Communications
ISSN (Print)2475-6490
ISSN (Electronic)2575-4912


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Networks and Communications
Abbreviated titleEuCNC


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