End-to-End Performance Evaluation of Virtual Networks Using a Prototype Implementation

  • Asanga Udugama
  • Liang Zhao
  • Yasir Zaki
  • Carmelita Goerg
  • Andreas Timm-Giel
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 68)


Network virtualization is a concept where physical resources are used to create virtual resources that are combined to form virtual networks. As one of the key enablers of the future Internet, network virtualization solves a number of issues associated with today’s networks. Concepts of network virtualization that are not restricted to virtualization technology, termed as overall concepts that include roles of parties and deployment aspects are currently being defined in different research activities. An area that lack attention is the evaluation of performance in prototypes that consider these overall concepts of network virtualization. The work presented here discusses and presents the performance in a network virtualization prototype that considers these overall concepts.


Network Virtualization Infrastructure Provider Virtual Network Operator Virtual Network Provider Virtual Resources FP7 4WARD Project 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Asanga Udugama
    • 1
  • Liang Zhao
    • 1
  • Yasir Zaki
    • 1
  • Carmelita Goerg
    • 1
  • Andreas Timm-Giel
    • 2
  1. 1.Communications Networks, TZIUniversity of BremenBremenGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Communication NetworksHamburg University of TechnologyHamburgGermany

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