Faculty Host: Prof. Xi Kang
Cloud computing is reshaping the landscape of Internet-provided services. In the cloud computing model, cloud service providers buy a large pool of hardware and offer their customers computation, network, and storage services. The current cloud computing model lacks effective mechanisms for integration of resources across data centers and also between customer networks and data centers. This talk is a presentation of our recent work on applying network virtualization technologies to enable transparent cloud computing, which allows users to access cloud resources seamlessly regardless of network boundary. The proposed mechanism relies on a set of distributed forwarding elements with centralized control.
Fang Hao received his Bachelor's degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 1993, and Ph.D. from Georgia Tech in 2000. He has been with Bell Labs Research since 2000. His research interests include networking systems and protocols.