Compared to traditional end-to-end service deployment, which requires time-consuming configuration and management task on vendor-specific appliances, the adoption of software-defined infrastructures has opened new opportunities to enhance flexibility and reduce management burden.
However, the coexistence of such variety of services and applications on the same infrastructure exacerbates the already challenging problem of optimizing resource management while preserving service agreements. This talks covers some of my group’s recent investigations on design, prototype implementation and performance analysis of several software-defined service management architectures, built to achieve programmability of edge computing mechanisms for several applications: from behavior-driven generation of intents, to distributed service graph allocation with performance guarantees. Finally, I will close discussing some fun and provocative ways to “orchestrate” networked infrastructures using unconventional signals.
About Flavio Esposito
Flavio Esposito is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Saint Louis University. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Boston University in 2013, and his MS in Telecommunication Engineering from University of Florence, Italy. His research interests include network management, network virtualization and distributed systems. Prior to joining SLU, Flavio worked as Software Engineering at Exegy, St.Louis, MO, at Alcatel-Lucent, Italy, at Bell Laboratories, NJ, at Raytheon BBN Technologies, MA, and at EURECOM, France. He was also a visiting researcher at the Center for Wireless Communications, Finland. Flavio is currently managing 5 research awards, 2 of which from NSF. Flavio has openings for graduate students, visiting scholars and a postdoc.
This event will be conducted in English