Distributed control plane for 4D architecture

Hammad Iqbal, Taieb Znati

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We explore the design of a logically centralized but physically distributed control plane for 4D architecture. 4D architecture proposes centralization of network-wide decision making state and logic in a logical control plane to ease the management complexity of data networks. However, the current design implementations of the 4D control plane are limited to physical centralization. We argue that exploration of physically distributed control plane designs would be beneficial to the scalability and practical deployment of the architecture, and present design guidelines for different routing strategies that can be used to optimize the deployment of distributed 4D architecture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE GLOBECOM 2007 - 2007 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, Proceedings
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event50th Annual IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2007 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Nov 26 2007Nov 30 2007

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference


Other50th Annual IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington, DC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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