Developing an experimental network testbed for experimenting with software-defined networks and monitoring impacts of choices

The PRAGMA Experimental Networking Testbed (ENT) expedition goals include:

  • Constructing, utilizing and providing access to a breakable international Software-defined Network (SDN)/OpenFlow testbed for use by PRAGMA researchers and collaborators.

  • Providing networking support to the PRAGMA multi-cloud and user-defined trust envelopes.

  • Connecting resources in the US (University of Florida, UC San Diego and Indiana University), Japan (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Techology and Osaka University) and Taiwan (national Applied Research Laboratories) with a goal of expanding the backbone of ENT to Thammasat University (TU) in Thailand.

  • Establishing an international VLAN (virtual local area network) between TU and ENT.

  • Continuing collaborations with researchers and students at Kasetsart University (KU) in Thailand to monitor and visualize the OpenFlow Network of PRAGMA-ENT.

See technical documentation in the PRAGMA-ENT public repository.

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