Network virtualization: proof of concept for remote management of multi-tenant infrastructure

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Recently, container and cloud-based orchestration technologies are important requirements for data and functional integration of new control and automation services in distributed networks. The industrial adoption of Docker Swarm and Kubernetes based orchestrators are due to their abilities to support large-scale deployment, reduce capital cost, enable interoperability, introduce flexibility, minimize vendor lock-in and identify scalable means of deploying new functions with minimal performance and monitoring related issues. In this study, we performed a comprehensive study of the requirements and strategies in a Containerized Docker Swarm Orchestration Framework (CDSOF) as an efficient, cost-effective, secure and resilience device management tool for remote administration, configuration and supervision of virtualized large-scale Ethernet connected multi-tenanted assets. In a performance and security comparative analysis to Kubernetes and Apache Mesos, Docker Swarm is the leading solution with support features for overlay networks such as Flannel and Weave. Finally, we established the design and test specifications to guide our substation Virtual Remote Terminal Units (vRTUs) implementation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE 6th International Conference on Dependability in Sensor, Cloud and Big Data Systems and Application (DependSys)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781728176529
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2020
Event6th IEEE International Conference on Dependability in Sensor, Cloud, and Big Data Systems and Applications - Shangri-La's Fijian Resort and Spa, Yanuca Island, Fiji
Duration: 14 Dec 202016 Dec 2020
Conference number: 6


Conference6th IEEE International Conference on Dependability in Sensor, Cloud, and Big Data Systems and Applications
Abbreviated titleDependSys 2020
CityYanuca Island
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  • IP addressing
  • internet of things
  • multi-tenancy
  • networks
  • overlay network
  • security
  • utility
  • virtualization

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