In this video from the 2013 Hot Interconnects Conference, Thomas Anderson presents: Networking as a Service.
Quality of service, resilience against denial of service attacks, route control, very high end-to-end reliability: these are just a few of a long list of features that customers want from the Internet, but can’t have, except at enormous expense. We argue that recent advances in high performance network hardware will soon enable a new model where these services will become standard. With a small amount of processing at the ISP edge, ISPs will be able to offer advanced services to both local and remote customers, much as data center cycles and storage are sold to remote users today. The benefit will be to unlock the knot limiting the availability of advanced end-to-end network services. Each ISP will only need to promise what it can reliably provide over its own network resources; end-to-end properties will be achieved by the end customer by stitching together services from a sequence of networks along the path.”
At the conference, Anderson received the 2013 IEEE Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award.
There is also an excellent writeup on this session over at The Viodi View.
See more talks at the Hot Interconnects Channel.