This is an applied research laboratory in the Department of Engineering Technology. Our research is on distributed systems interconnecting networked applications. We implement novel experimentation modules to provide observation-based teaching modules in computer networking, more information is posted as open source documentation: uh-sdn.readthedocs.org.
Some of our ongoing work includes:
Software-defined networking applications. Collaborating with vArmour on distributed software-defined security solution. Collaborating with Dell on split data plane innovation platform. Collaboration with Infoblox on novel virtual switch implementations (LINC) and their implications in addition to management plane using OFConfig standard. Also, collaborating with Cavium Networks on the network processing units for enhanced manipulation of flows.
Novel protocols such as IF-MAP (interface for metadata exchange protocol) to enable flexible and effective communication and data exchange between disparate data sources.