Network Virtualisation Using Crossbow Technology
By Deirdre' Straughan on May 02, 2010
Leveraging current hardware capacities has become one of the major topics
in current IT business.
Designing tools for deploying network virtualization and effectively
controlling virtual network environments from the perspective of
network capacities raised demand for a project called Crossbow. With
this technology we could effectively control how an application accesses
the network and decide how much bandwidth it could use. Also, we
could dynamically allocate bandwidth resources, giving an
application surplus if needed from other applications
whose network resources are underutilized.
This is done by creating Virtual Network Interface Cards (VNICs) and dedicating each of them to the different applications we want to deploy. In this presentation we'll show how Crossbow technology works in practice deployed on OpenSolaris.
About speaker Uros Nedic: Education: Univ. of Belgrade, Faculty of Elec. Eng., Dept. of Telecommunications, MSc holder degree. Previous work experience: BTExact (British Telecommunications Research Company), Adastral Park, Ipswich, UK Current work: Trend Consulting, UK based IT consulting company - working in Belgrade Branch Office, Serbia.