ISSN 1000-1239 CN 11-1777/TP

计算机研究与发展 ›› 2015, Vol. 52 ›› Issue (9): 2069-2082.doi: 10.7544/issn1000-1239.2015.20140207

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  1. (清华大学信息网络科学与网络空间研究院 北京 100084) (清华信息科学与技术国家实验室(清华大学) 北京 100084) (
  • 出版日期: 2015-09-01
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Research on the Virtualization of Future Internet

Yu Tao, Bi Jun, Wu Jianping   

  1. (Institute for the Network Sciences and Cyberspace, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084) (Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology (Tsinghua University), Beijing 100084)
  • Online: 2015-09-01

摘要: 目前的互联网基于“端到端”原则设计,并且由许多目标与策略迥异的互联网服务提供商共同创建和维护.若想升级互联网体系结构,需要得到他们全体的一致同意,因此几乎不可能在互联网上部署全新的网络结构和协议.为了避免互联网结构出现僵化,人们提出可用网络虚拟化方法增加互联网范式的多样性.通过在一个公共的基底网络上引入多种不同的互联网结构,互联网虚拟化可以促进互联网创新并推动更多种类的新应用出现.分别从互联网体系结构和实验平台2个方面,对过去和当前正在进行的有关未来互联网的虚拟化研究进行分析、归类和概述,并总结未来互联网虚拟化研究的发展趋势.

关键词: 网络虚拟化, 虚拟网络, 网络虚拟化结构, 软件定义网络, 未来互联网体系结构

Abstract: Current Internet is designed based on end to end principle and co-established by lots of Internet service providers with different objects and policies. In order to update Internet architecture, it needs to reach a consensus among almost all of them, which makes the direct deployment of radically new architecture and protocols on Internet nearly impossible. To fend off the ossification of Internet architecture, network virtualization is proposed to add diversity in the future Internet. By introducing various architectures on a common substrate network, Internet virtualization can promote Internet innovation and encourage the emergence of huge kinds of new applications. In this paper we firstly describe the application context of network virtualization and the general virtualization method of traditional networks, then setup a classification framework for various related researches on Internet virtualization. After that we explore them one by one from the perspectives of both Internet architecture and test bed, and summarize the development trend of research on future Internet virtualization. We conclude that network virtualization is an indispensable part of future Internet and takes two roles in it. One is for underlay network, the other is for each future Internet paradigm, and both of them are required for future Internet to realize its design goals.

Key words: network virtualization, virtual network, network virtualization architecture, software defined network (SDN), future Internet architecture