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OSIRIS/SLATE Collaboration - Advanced Network Techniques for Distributed Storage and Distributed Application Deployment

Time 10/16/18 04:00PM-04:20PM

Room Pacifica Ballroom 10/11/12

Session Abstract

For optimum observation and manipulation of traffic flows of distributed storage and distributed service applications, network engineers require techniques that are able to capture site topology and routing information and then correlate this information with long-term performance measurements. In use cases involving orchestration platforms hosting containers, this work becomes even more difficult as the virtual infrastructure has additional layers of abstraction from the physical hardware.

To better understand and characterize the problems surrounding these use cases, two NSF funded DIBBS research projects, MI-OSiRIS (NSF #1541335; http://www.osris.org/) and SLATE (NSF #1724821; https://slateci.io/) have teamed up to explore different network techniques in the context of each project. Specifically, the collaboration will explore the integration of the distributed OSiRIS storage implementation with services running atop the distributed SLATE underlayment platform. The collaboration will also explore running local UNIS topology monitoring instances in containers on top of each SLATE cluster along with the integration of programmable network agents (Flange) with the SLATE orchestration platform. The Flange agents will allow exploration of declarative network flow management by enabling a semantic approach to network administration over known topology at a specific site and possibly between sites. The collaboration will leverage perfSONAR metrics at each SLATE site and OSiRIS site for correlation with local site passive metrics. If successful at respective sites, the collaboration may also explore long term interaction with a SDN topology across the Internet2 Overlay infrastructure.

This proposed talk will describe the initial efforts of this exploration, the present status and next steps.


Speaker Joseph Breen University of Utah

Speaker Ezra Kissel Indiana University

Speaker Jeremy Musser Indiana University

Presentation Media

Primary track Advanced Networking

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