• Computer Science
  • Published in NSDI 2017

Stateless Network Functions: Breaking the Tight Coupling of State and Processing

@inproceedings{Kaplan2017StatelessNF,
  title={Stateless Network Functions: Breaking the Tight Coupling of State and Processing},
  author={Murad Kaplan and Azzam Alsudais and Eric Keller and Franck Le},
  booktitle={NSDI},
  year={2017}
}
In this paper we present Stateless Network Functions, a new architecture for network functions virtualization, where we decouple the existing design of network functions into a stateless processing component along with a data store layer. In breaking the tight coupling, we enable a more elastic and resilient network function infrastructure. Our StatelessNF processing instances are architected around efficient pipelines utilizing DPDK for high performance network I/O, packaged as Docker… CONTINUE READING

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