Corpus ID: 1072596

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={M. 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. [...] Key Method A network-wide orchestrator monitors the instances for load and failure, manages instances to scale and provide resilience, and leverages an OpenFlow-based network to direct traffic to instances.Expand
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