LIAO Shengquan, WU Chunming, HONG Xiaoyan, ZHU Kai, CHEN Shuangxi. Virtualized Platform for Multicast Services in Software Defined Networks[J]. Chinese Journal of Electronics, 2017, 26(3): 453-459. doi: 10.1049/cje.2016.08.008
Citation: LIAO Shengquan, WU Chunming, HONG Xiaoyan, ZHU Kai, CHEN Shuangxi. Virtualized Platform for Multicast Services in Software Defined Networks[J]. Chinese Journal of Electronics, 2017, 26(3): 453-459. doi: 10.1049/cje.2016.08.008

Virtualized Platform for Multicast Services in Software Defined Networks

doi: 10.1049/cje.2016.08.008
Funds:  This work is supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) (No.2012CB315903), the Program for Key Science and Technology Innovation Team of Zhejiang Province (No.2013TD20), the National Science and Technology Support Program (No.2014BAH24F01), the National High Technology Research Program of China (863 Program) (No.2015AA016103), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.61379118), the Research Fund of ZTE Corporation, and Jiaxing Science and Technology Project (No.2014AY21021).
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  • Corresponding author: CHEN Shuangxi (corresponding author) received the Master degree from Zhejiang University. He is an assistant professor in Jiaxing Vocational Technical College. His research fields include Internet QoS provisioning and distributed computing. (
  • Received Date: 2015-02-26
  • Rev Recd Date: 2015-05-13
  • Publish Date: 2017-05-10
  • With the growing trend of deploying Software defined networks (SDN) in Internet and data centers, it is necessary to investigate the operation of multicast services in this paradigm shift. We propose an OpenFlowbased virtualized platform to support multiple multicast services simultaneously, each with their own customized multicast algorithms and performance-enhancing strategies for its service requirements. The contributions include:1) systematic discussions of the technical challenges regarding to implementing multicast services in SDN, with the proposed architectural components addressing these issues; 2) a virtualized platform enabling user-defined multicast services, independent of current Internet-based protocols; 3) experiments validating the necessity and efficiency of the platform in supporting its design goals and functionalities, with two additional real multicast applications further confirming the feasibility and operability of the proposed prototype.
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