Print Email Facebook Twitter Internet factories: Creating application-specific networks on-demand Title Internet factories: Creating application-specific networks on-demand Author Strijkers, R.J. Makkes, M.X. de Laat, C. Meijer, R.J. Publication year 2014 Abstract We introduce the concept of Internet factories. Internet factories structure the task of creating and managing application-specific overlay networks using infrastructure-as-a-service clouds. We describe the Internet factory architecture and report on a proof of concept with three examples that progressively illustrate its working. In one of these examples, we demonstrate the creation of a 163-node IPv6 network over 18 cloud locations around the world. Internet factories include the use of libraries that capture years of experience and knowledge in network and systems engineering. Consequently, Internet factories solve the problem of creating and managing on-demand application-specific overlay networks without exposing all their intricacies to the application developer. © 2014. American Geophysical Union. Subject Communication & InformationBIS - Business Information ServicesTS - Technical SciencesInfrastructuresInformaticsInformation SocietyComputer networksDistributed computingNetwork architectureNetwork managementProgrammable networksDistributed parameter networksOverlay networksApplication developersApplication-specific networkIn networksIPv6 networksOn demandsProof of conceptInternet To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:b7cff371-3400-4ac9-ac4e-2696e0e1f41b DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.comnet.2014.01.009 TNO identifier 507076 Source Computer Networks, 68, 187-198 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.