Alex Krentsel

Alex Krentsel

Alex Krentsel has been at Google since 2019, and has been a Systems Research Engineer in the Systems Research Group since 2021. His research at Google focuses on networking, with interests in broader systems architecture design.
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    A Decentralized SDN Architecture for the WAN
    Nitika Saran
    Ashok Narayanan
    Sylvia Ratnasamy
    Ankit Singla
    Hakim Weatherspoon
    2024 ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM)(2024) (to appear)
    Preview abstract Motivated by our experiences operating a global WAN, we argue that SDN’s reliance on infrastructure external to the data plane has significantly complicated the challenge of maintaining high availability. We propose a new decentralized SDN (dSDN) architecture in which SDN control logic instead runs within routers, eliminating the control plane’s reliance on external infrastructure and restoring fate sharing between control and data planes. We present dSDN as a simpler approach to realizing the benefits of SDN in the WAN. Despite its much simpler design, we show that dSDN is practical from an implementation viewpoint, and outperforms centralized SDN in terms of routing convergence and SLO impact. View details