Software Networks

Virtualization, SDN, 5G and Security

Software Networks

Guy Pujolle, University Pierre and Marie Curie, France

ISBN : 9781848216945

Publication Date : August 2015

Hardcover 260 pp

130.00 USD



The goal of this book is to describe new concepts for the Internet’s next generation. This architecture is based on virtual networking using Cloud and datacenter facilities. The main problems to be dealt with are the placement of virtual resources for opening a new network on the fly, and the urbanization of virtual resources implemented on physical network equipment. This architecture deals with mechanisms capable of automatically controlling the placement of all virtual resources within the physical network.

The author describes how to create and delete virtual networks on the fly. Indeed, the system is able to create any new network with any kind of virtual resource (e.g. switches, routers, LSRs, optical paths, firewalls, SIP-based servers, devices, servers, access points, etc.). The author shows how this architecture is compatible with new advances in SDN (Software Defined Networking), new high-speed transport protocols such as TRILL (Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links) and LISP (Locator/Identifier Separation Protocol), NGN, IMS, new generation Wi-Fi, and 4G/5G networks. Finally, the author introduces secure Clouds and the virtualization of secure elements (smartcards) that could certainly transform how to secure the Internet.


1. Virtualization.
2. SDN (Software-Defined Networking).
3. Smart Edges.
4. New-generation Protocols.
5. Mobile Cloud Networking and Mobility Control.
6. Wi-Fi and 5G.
8. Concretization and Morphware Networks.

About the authors

Guy Pujolle is currently Professor at University Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris VI) in France and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Orange/France Telecom Group. He has published widely in the area of computer systems modeling and performance, queuing theory, high-speed networks, intelligence in networking, wireless networks, and Post-IP networks, including 19 influential texts and monographs in these areas.