Towards In-Network Clouds in Future Internet

  • Alex Galis
  • Stuart Clayman
  • Laurent Lefevre
  • Andreas Fischer
  • Hermann de Meer
  • Javier Rubio-Loyola
  • Joan Serrat
  • Steven Davy
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6656)


One of the key aspect fundamentally missing from the current Internet infrastructure is an advanced service networking platform and facilities, which take advantage of flexible sharing of available connectivity, computation, and storage resources. This paper aims to explore the architectural co-existence of new and legacy services and networks, via virtualisation of connectivity and computation resources and self-management capabilities, by fully integrating networking with cloud computing in order to create In-Network Clouds. It also presents the designs and experiments with a number of In-Network Clouds platforms, which have the aim to create a flexible environment for autonomic deployment and management of virtual networks and services as experimented with and validated on large-scale testbeds.


In-Network Clouds Virtualisation of Resources Self-Management Service plane Orchestration plane and Knowledge plane 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alex Galis
    • 1
  • Stuart Clayman
    • 1
  • Laurent Lefevre
    • 2
  • Andreas Fischer
    • 3
  • Hermann de Meer
    • 3
  • Javier Rubio-Loyola
    • 4
  • Joan Serrat
    • 5
  • Steven Davy
    • 6
  1. 1.University College LondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.INRIAFrance
  3. 3.University of PassauGermany
  4. 4.CINVESTAV TamaulipasMexico
  5. 5.Universitat Politècnica de CatalunyaSpain
  6. 6.Waterford Institute of TechnologyIreland

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