Hear about our view on the further evolution of the network technology with focus on the data/user plane of the service edge.
- The document compares the major options for the future service data plane.
- In addition, the advantages of using general purpose processors in the service data plane are outlined.
- Finally, it is explained why classical Openflow is a misfit for controlling a general purpose processor based service data plane and thus, we propose to use higher level abstractions.
- For the use case “Virtual Residential Gateway”, a prototype implementation of a service data plane on top of the Linux kernel is presented.
Network Service Engine - an open source approach