SONoMA: A Service Oriented Network Measurement Architecture
Scopus ID: 84869593021
Distributed network measurements are essential to characterize the structure, dynamics and operational state of the Internet. Although in the last decades several such systems have been created, the easy access of these infrastructures and the orchestration of complex measurements are not solved. We propose a system architecture that combines the flexibility of mature network measurement facilities such as PlanetLab or ETOMIC with the general accessibility and popularity of public services like Web based bandwidth measurement or traceroute servers. To realize these requirements we developed a network measurement platform, called SONoMA, based on Web Services and the basic principles of SOA, which is a well established paradigm in distributed business application development. Our approach opens the door to perform atomic and complex network measurements in real time, handles heterogeneous measurement devices, automatically stores the results in a public database and protects against malicious users as well. Furthermore, SONoMA is not only a tool for network researchers but it opens the door to developing novel applications and services requiring real-time and large scale network measurements.