Flux Research Group / School of Computing

OpenEdge: A Dynamic and Secure Open Service Edge Network

Josh Kunz, Christopher Becker, Mohamed Mehdi Jamshidy, Sneha Kumar Kasera, Robert Ricci, and Jacobus (Kobus) Van der Merwe

IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS) 2016.

Networking, Security, Virtualization



High performance edge networks, such as fiber-to- the-premises (FTTP), are increasingly being deployed by municipalities and communities to support advanced services and applications. The complexity of operating these networks often means that their full potential is not being reached and they are relegated to being fast access pipes to the Internet. In this paper, we present our work on OpenEdge, a dynamic and secure open service edge network architecture. OpenEdge provides a control architecture that automates the configuration of the edge network in a cloud-like manner to simplify the introduction of new network services and applications.