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Overcast - AWS CloudConnect

Paul Ruth

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  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.4593806", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Paul Ruth"
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "Many computer science experiments require increased control of the wide area network, include everything from guaranteed quality of service to low-level network programability using software defined networking. Chameleon provides these capabilities though direct low-level network connection between the research and public clouds, however creating them is challenging. While most public clouds provide low-level networking services (e.g. AWS Direct Connect, Azure ExpressRoute, or Google Dedicated Interconnect), using them is typically expensive; on the research cloud side, they can involve complicated campus network configuration arrangements that often limit access to this type of experimental configuration to a few a few select scientists or campus IT staff themselves.\n\nThis Jupyter notebook walks through the deployment of an experiment spanning Chameleon and AWS using CloudConnect. It deploys the network, compute servers, and a fully configured BGP router. Further, the BGP router can, optionally, be deployed on a dedicated OpenFlow networking switch or as software Quagga router existing on a standard x86 compute host. The full networking configuration is depicted in the figure below.", 
  "title": "Overcast - AWS CloudConnect", 
  "type": "article", 
  "id": "4593806"
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