A multi-controller placement strategy in software defined networks using affinity propagation
by C.N. Sminesh; E. Grace Mary Kanaga; A.G. Sreejish
International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (IJITST), Vol. 10, No. 1/2, 2020

Abstract: In software defined networking (SDN) when the number of network elements and traffic flows escalate, a single controller cannot efficiently handle the growing load, resulting in the deployment of multiple controllers. To develop computationally less intensive solutions for the controller placement problem in WAN, clustering-based network partitioning algorithms can be employed. The proposed method partitions the network using a modified-AP clustering algorithm which automatically computes the number of clusters and uses the candidate exemplars identified for the placement of SDN controllers. The similarity measure that considers both the Euclidean distance and link bandwidth is the input to the proposed algorithm, and the simulation is carried out using standard network topologies from the Internet Topology Zoo. The simulation results show that the observed number and location of SDN controllers minimises average case, worst-case, inter-controller latency and improved controller imbalance factors which ensure the optimal number and placement of SDN controllers.

Online publication date: Tue, 21-Jan-2020

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (IJITST):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email subs@inderscience.com