Stratos: Virtual Middleboxes as First-Class Entities

@inproceedings{Gember2012StratosVM,
  title={Stratos: Virtual Middleboxes as First-Class Entities},
  author={Aaron Gember and Aditya Akella and Ashok Anand and Theophilus Benson and Robert Grandl},
  year={2012}
}
Enhancing application deployments in today’s clouds using virtual middleboxes is challenging due to the lack of network control and the inherent difficult in intelligently scaling middleboxes to cope with application demands. Our position is that application and middlebox composition and scaling must occur in concert, and addressing the challenges that arise requires a framework that recognizes middleboxes as first-class entities. In this paper, we present the design, implementation, and… CONTINUE READING

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