Network Virtualization Project
The Internet has been stunningly successful in modeling the way we access and exchange information in the modern world. However, its popularity has become the biggest impediment to its further growth. Due to its multi-provider nature, adopting a new architecture or modification of the existing one requires consensus among competing stakeholders. As a result, alterations to the Internet architecture have become restricted to simple incremental updates instead of radical changes by introducing and deploying new network technologies.
Network virtualization can extenuate the ossifying forces of the Internet and stimulate innovation by enabling diverse network architectures to cohabit on a shared physical substrate. Network virtualization reincarnates the concept of "separating policy from mechanism" in the context of networking architecture and thus it introduces flexibility, promotes diversity, improves manageability, and decreases CAPEX & OPEX at the same time.
Raouf Boutaba (Principal Investigator)
Issam Aib (Postdoctoral Researcher)
Lu Cheng (Postdoctoral Researcher)
Qi Zhang (PhD Student)
Mosharaf Chowdhury (MMath Alumni and Former Moderator)
Nabeel Butt (MMath Alumni)
Constantine A. Murenin (MMath Student)
Muntasir Rahman (MMath Student and Current Moderator)
Fadi Samuel (MMath Student)
Fida-E Zaheer (MMath Student)