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Transparent transmission segmentation in software-defined networks

Publication by Andreas Schmidt, Thorsten Herfet
Related to the Energy-, Latency- And Resilience-aware Networking (e.LARN) project
Published in 2017 IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft), 2017


Traditionally, network core devices are simple and the complexity is in the end-hosts. With the rise of Software- Defined Networking, this changes and complex functions are moved into the network core. This paper presents Transparent Transmission Segmentation (TTS), which is able to improve performance by executing parts of network functions at the core. An implementation for segmenting TCP connections in SDNs is presented, including the network integration and traffic steering process, as well as evidence on its positive effects on latency.