Flux Research Group / School of Computing

Proteus: A Network Service Control Platform for Service Evolution in a Mobile Software Defined Infrastructure

Aisha Syed and Jacobus (Kobus) Van der Merwe

Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom) 2016.

Networking, Mobile Networking


We present Proteus, a mobile network service control platform to enable safe and rapid evolution of services in a mobile software defined infrastructure (SDI). Proteus allows for network service and network component functionality to be specified in templates. These templates are used by the Proteus orchestrator to realize and modify service instances based on the specifics of a service creation request and the availability of resources in the mobile SDI and allows for service specific policies to be implemented. We evaluate our Proteus prototype in a realistic mobile networking testbed illustrating its ability to support service evolution.