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Accurate and Resource-Efficient Monitoring for Future Networks

Tangari, Gioacchino; (2019) Accurate and Resource-Efficient Monitoring for Future Networks. Doctoral thesis (Ph.D), UCL (University College London). Green open access

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Monitoring functionality is a key component of any network management system. It is essential for profiling network resource usage, detecting attacks, and capturing the performance of a multitude of services using the network. Traditional monitoring solutions operate on long timescales producing periodic reports, which are mostly used for manual and infrequent network management tasks. However, these practices have been recently questioned by the advent of Software Defined Networking (SDN). By empowering management applications with the right tools to perform automatic, frequent, and fine-grained network reconfigurations, SDN has made these applications more dependent than before on the accuracy and timeliness of monitoring reports. As a result, monitoring systems are required to collect considerable amounts of heterogeneous measurement data, process them in real-time, and expose the resulting knowledge in short timescales to network decision-making processes. Satisfying these requirements is extremely challenging given today’s larger network scales, massive and dynamic traffic volumes, and the stringent constraints on time availability and hardware resources. This PhD thesis tackles this important challenge by investigating how an accurate and resource-efficient monitoring function can be realised in the context of future, software-defined networks. Novel monitoring methodologies, designs, and frameworks are provided in this thesis, which scale with increasing network sizes and automatically adjust to changes in the operating conditions. These achieve the goal of efficient measurement collection and reporting, lightweight measurement- data processing, and timely monitoring knowledge delivery.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Qualification: Ph.D
Title: Accurate and Resource-Efficient Monitoring for Future Networks
Event: UCL (University College London)
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © The Author 2019. Original content in this thesis is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) Licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Any third-party copyright material present remains the property of its respective owner(s) and is licensed under its existing terms. Access may initially be restricted at the author’s request.
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Electronic and Electrical Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10082954
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