Network Virtualisation Using Crossbow Technology
By Deirdre' Straughan on May 02, 2010
Leveraging current hardware capacities becomes one of the mayor 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 access
to the network and decide how much bandwidth it could use. Also, we
could dynamically allocate bandwidth resources giving to the
application surplus if needed on behalf of other(s) application(s)
whose network resources are underutilized.
This is done by creating Virtual Network Interface Cards (VNICs) and dedicating each of them to the different application we want to deploy. In this presentation we'll show how Crossbow technology work 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 Telecommunication's Research Company), Adastral Park, Ipswich, UK Current work: Trend Consulting, UK based IT consulting company - working in Belgrade Branch Office, Serbia.