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Software Defined Networks (SDNs) based on the OpenFlow (OF) protocol export controlplane programmability of switched substrates. As a result, rich functionality in traffic management, load balancing, routing, firewall configuration, etc. that may pertain to specific flows they control, may be easily developed. In this paper we extend these functionalities(More)
Packet switching of variable-bit-rate real-time video sources is a means for efficient sharing of communication resources while maintaining uniform picture quality. Performance analysis for the statistical multiplexing of such video sources is required as a first step towards assessing the feasibility of packet video. This paper extends our earlier work in(More)
—Cloud computing builds upon advances on virtualization and distributed computing to support cost-efficient usage of computing resources, emphasizing on resource scalability and on demand services. Moving away from traditional data-center oriented models, distributed clouds extend over a loosely coupled federated substrate, offering enhanced communication(More)
Satellite link characteristics cause reduced performance in TCP data transfers. In this paper we present SaTPEP, a TCP Performance Enhancing Proxy which attempts to improve TCP performance by performing connection splitting. SaTPEP monitors the satellite link utilization, and assigns to connections window values that reflect the available bandwidth. Loss(More)
Instrumentation Grids aim at controlling and managing heterogeneous resources & instruments securely, reliably and in near real-time. Within this context, we present a Web Services based Security Architecture that aims at improving security performance maintaining at the same time interoperability with legacy Grid Security Infrastructure (GSI). Our(More)
The NOVI Information Model (IM) and the corresponding data models are the glue between the software components in the NOVI Service Layer. The IM enables the communication among the various components of the NOVI Architecture and supports the various functionalities it offers. The NOVI IM consists of three main ontologies: resource, monitoring and policy(More)