The goal of active networking is to create communication networks that reposition static, low-level network operation into dynamic, differentiated, and adaptable behavior. This allows communication hardware to be more fully used given that its operation can be tailored to specific application requirements. This also enables a more flexible and survivable communication network.
As your networks grow in size, it makes better sense financially and operationally, to outsource this resource-intensive activity. Our customers are already reaping the benefits of such foresight.
We investigate the realization of service provisioning and service management in a telecommunication environment that is based on active networking technology, primarily with respect to customer-provider interactions. We outline a framework that allows customers, on the one hand, to access and manage a service in a provider's domain, and, on the other hand, to outsource a service and its management to a service provider.