Nicolas Droux

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This paper describes a new architecture for achieving network virtualization using virtual NICs (VNICs) as the building blocks. The VNICs can be associated with dedicated and independent hardware lanes that consist of dedicated NIC and kernel resources. Hardware lanes support dynamic polling, which enables the fair sharing of bandwidth with no performance(More)
This paper describes a new architecture which addresses Quality of Service (QoS) by creating unique flows for applications, services, or subnets. A flow is a dedicated and independent path from the NIC hardware to the socket layer in which the QoS layer is integrated into the protocol stack instead of being implemented as a separate layer. Each flow has(More)
Project Crossbow in OpenSolaris is introducing new abstractions that provide virtual network interface cards (VNICs) and virtual switches that can have dedicated hardware resources and bandwidth assigned to them. Multiple VNICs can be assigned to OpenSolaris zones to create virtual network machines (VNM) that provide higher level networking functionality(More)
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