A Novel SDNFV IoT Architecture Leveraging Softwarization Technology Services to Alleviate IoT Network Resource Restrictions
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Ali Haider Shamsan, Arman Rasool Faridi, "A Novel SDNFV IoT Architecture Leveraging Softwarization Technology Services to Alleviate IoT Network Resource Restrictions," International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, vol. 70, no. 3, pp. 1-12, 2022. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V70I2P201
Softwarization is the latest network paradigm and technology in which the use of a software solution is preferred rather than traditional hardware. In terms of networking, the latest researches suggest the use of SDN and NFV. It offers the best experience of providing functions and services, managing network traffic, and a new way of control. It facilitates virtualization and the separation of data and control in network devices and also in software-based services. One of the most recent developments in the integration of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, wherewith softwarization, the resource limitation of IoT devices can be handled easily. The previous works on softwarization with IoT, which are found in the literature, are specific in nature, i.e. they are providing a solution to a particular problem instead of presenting an overall solution. Also, some work has just been given the architecture, and no simulation is performed. This work proposed a novel architecture to decrease the resource limitation of IoT by softwarization where IoT is integrated with SDN and NFV. After that, the proposed architecture is built and simulated using a mininet-IoT emulator that supports IoT, SDN, and NFV. For simulation RYU controller is used as an SDN controller, OVSwitch is used as Virtualization services, and 6LoWPAN hosts are used as IoT devices. To compare the novelty of the work and improvement in the network, simulation is also done in simple IoT architecture and compared with the proposed work. The results of the experiment show that there is a significant improvement in the performance of SDNFVIoT Architecture over the simple IoT system.
Softwarization, IoT, SDN, NVF.
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