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Management of industrial communications slices: Towards the Application Driven Networking concept

Abstract : To address the performance problems that many business critical applications are experiencing, network vendors and Network Service Providers (NSP) are reconsidering the integration of some form of application awareness in the way their networks forward user traffic. Their ultimate goal is to devise new network service models that are dedicated and customized to applications while efficiently using network resources. Even if this approach is not new and has been already followed with a mitigated success two decades ago, the emergence of software-Defined networking and network virtualization coupled with DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) pave the way for the investigation of new approaches/solutions towards application aware/driven networks. This is exactly the motivations of this work whose objective is to propose an Application Driven Network (ADN) that provides services to a specific type of applications, i.e. Dynamic Data Distribution Service (DDS) based applications. Considered as one of the leading connectivity standard for industrial IoT communications, focusing on DDS allows a fine-grained description of applications' traffic and needs. With this information as input, the proposed ADN is able to provision network services that stick to application needs while using network resources efficiently. This paper sketches the general architecture of such ADN by describing its main components, their requirements as well as their algorithms. This solution has been implemented, prototyped and applied to a DDS based distributed interactive simulation application.
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Slim Abdellatif, Pascal Berthou, Thierry Villemur, Armel Francklin Simo Tegueu. Management of industrial communications slices: Towards the Application Driven Networking concept. Computer Communications, Elsevier, 2020, 155, pp.104-116. ⟨10.1016/j.comcom.2020.02.057⟩. ⟨hal-02511930⟩



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