A conceptual architecture for integrating software defined network and network virtualization with internet of things

Ali Haider Shamsan, Arman Rasool Faridi


Software defined network (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) are new paradigms and technologies of the network which support the best experience of providing functions and services, managing network traffic, and a new way of control. They support virtualization and separating data from control in network devices, as well as provide services in a software-based environment. Internet of things (IoT) is a heterogeneous network with a massive number of connected devices and objects. IoT should be integrated with such technologies for the purpose of providing the capabilities of dynamic reconfiguration with a high level of integration. This paper proposes a conceptual architecture for integrating software defined network (SDN) and NFV with IoT. The proposed work combines the three technologies together in one architecture. It also presents the previous works in this area and takes a look at the theoretical background of those technologies in order to give a complete view of proposed work.


Internet of things; Network function virtualization; Network virtualization; Software defined network; Softwarization

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v12i6.pp6777-6784

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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