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The Internet is a complex and evolving place where any technological development may have multifaceted and surprising consequences. Experimentation and testing in a realistic, large-scale environment is required at an early stage, even though some of these ideas may only be implemented in the long term.

Internet systems are currently too complex to be entirely designed in advance. They must be thoroughly evaluated in realistic environments, causing the wide and growing variety of future internet systems and networking solutions being tested and evaluated makes it ever more challenging and expensive (in both time and budget terms) for researchers to build their own ad hoc virtual laboratories.

Last updated on 27/02/2015 - 17:24