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A System and Method for Software Defined Networks in Leased Office Infrastructure Environments

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243445D
Publication Date: 2015-Sep-22
Document File: 3 page(s) / 468K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a system for Software Defined Networking (SDN) for Leased Office Infrastructure. Applying SDN provides virtual and secure networks on top of the leased physical infrastructure, allowing a business to retain security control and network configuration.

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A System and Method for Software Defined Networks in Leased Office Infrastructure Environments

Software-defined networking as deployed today is limited to use in enterprise data center environments, generally providing infrastructure and platform as a service to clients, allowing the running of data center class controls and workloads without the hardware costs generally associated with such configurations.

Outside of traditional enterprise data center environments, smaller entities struggle to virtualize and secure office networks and assets when they do not own, manage, control, or otherwise have access to physical infrastructure to perform security checks and configurations. Solving this can be cost prohibitive as well as a security risk to the organization.

A comprehensive solution is needed that provides a fully transparent, virtualized, and secure network on top of a leased infrastructure without having configuration access to the network.

The novel contribution is a system for Software Defined Networking for Leased Office Infrastructure. Applying Software Defined Networking provides virtual and secure networks on top of the leased physical infrastructure, allowing a business to retain control of their network security and configuration. Essentially, the user in a leased office space (i.e. shared office building), through Software Defined Networking is able to operate a Local Area Network (LAN) environment that is 100% secured from other LANs or virtual LANs (VLANs) in the same environment, without access or control over the physical office LAN itself.

The novel Software Defined Network for Leased Office Infrastructuresystem allows a business tenant in a leased office environment to run a virtual network as a form of overlay over the physical network. This software defined network layer functions entirely transparently over any physical LAN/Wide Area Network (WAN) infrastructure, allowing all members of the virtual network to see each other on the same LAN (or set of LANs), regardless of physical location. The Software Defined Network for Leased Office Infrastructureinvention brings virtualized network based cloud technology to the end user workstation.

The first component of the Software Defined Network for Leased Office Infrastructure is the Virtualized Gateway. A Virtualized Gateway is installed either on a local server or terminated in an off-site cloud environment. Overlay encapsulation is created be...