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There is a growing interest in virtualized network infrastructures as a means to enable experimental evaluation of new network architectures on a realistic scale. The National Science Foundation's GENI initiative seeks to develop a national experimental facility that would include virtualized network platforms that can support many concurrent experimental networks. Some researchers seek to make virtualization a central architectural component of a future Internet, so that new network architectures can be introduced at any time, without the barriers to entry that currently make this difficult. This paper focuses on how to extend the concept of virtualized networking through LAN-based access networks to the end systems. Our objective is to allow virtual networks that support new network services to make those services directly available to applications, rather than force applications to access them indirectly through existing network protocols. We demonstrate that this approach can improve performance by an order of magnitude over other approaches and can enable virtual networks that provide end-to-end quality of service.
Wilson, M.; Kuhns, F.; and Turner, J., "Network Access in a Diversified Internet" Report Number: WUCSE-2007-14 (2007). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.