Trellis: A platform for building flexible, fast virtual networks on commodity hardware

Sapan Bhatia, Murtaza Motiwala, Wolfgang Muhlbauer, Yogesh Mundada, Vytautas Valancius, Andy Bavier, Nick Feamster, Larry Lee Peterson, Jennifer Rexford

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Abstract

We describe Trellis, a platform for hosting virtual networks on shared commodity hardware. Trellis allows each virtual network to define its own topology, control protocols, and forwarding tables, while amortizing costs by sharing the physical infrastructure. Trellis synthesizes two containerbased virtualization technologies, VServer and NetNS, as well as a new tunneling mechanism, EGRE, into a coherent platform that enables high-speed virtual networks. We describe the design and implementation of Trellis and evaluate its packet-forwarding rates relative to other virtualization technologies and native kernel forwarding performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2008 ACM CoNEXT Conference - 4th International Conference on Emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies, CoNEXT '08
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 ACM CoNEXT Conference - 4th International Conference on Emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies, CoNEXT '08 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: Dec 9 2008Dec 12 2008

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Other2008 ACM CoNEXT Conference - 4th International Conference on Emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies, CoNEXT '08
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period12/9/0812/12/08

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Bhatia, S., Motiwala, M., Muhlbauer, W., Mundada, Y., Valancius, V., Bavier, A., ... Rexford, J. (2008). Trellis: A platform for building flexible, fast virtual networks on commodity hardware. In Proceedings of 2008 ACM CoNEXT Conference - 4th International Conference on Emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies, CoNEXT '08 [72] https://doi.org/10.1145/1544012.1544084