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To distribute or not to distribute? Impact of latency on Virtual Network Function distribution at the edge of FMC networks

Savi, Marco; Hmaity, Ali; Verticale, Giacomo; Höst, Stefan LU and Tornatore, Massimo (2016) 18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2016 In Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON) 2016-August.
Abstract

The Network Function Virtualization paradigm enables the possibility to dynamically instantiate Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) in Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) hardware. Such VNFs are then concatenated together in Service Chains (SCs) to provide specific Internet services to the users. Depending on latency requirements for such services and considering the aim of maximally consolidating the VNFs (i.e., of minimizing the COTS hardware), the VNFs can be centralized in few datacenters in the core network or they can be distributed closer to the edge of the network. In this paper we evaluate the impact of latency requirements of SCs on VNF distribution towards the edge of the network, by also showing the benefits of a Fixed and Mobile... (More)

The Network Function Virtualization paradigm enables the possibility to dynamically instantiate Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) in Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) hardware. Such VNFs are then concatenated together in Service Chains (SCs) to provide specific Internet services to the users. Depending on latency requirements for such services and considering the aim of maximally consolidating the VNFs (i.e., of minimizing the COTS hardware), the VNFs can be centralized in few datacenters in the core network or they can be distributed closer to the edge of the network. In this paper we evaluate the impact of latency requirements of SCs on VNF distribution towards the edge of the network, by also showing the benefits of a Fixed and Mobile Convergent (FMC) metro/access network, with respect to a non-convergent network, in terms of consolidation.

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fixed and mobile convergence, metro network, network function virtualization, service chaining
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Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)
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2016-August
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IEEE Computer Society
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18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2016
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2161-2064
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9781509014675
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10.1109/ICTON.2016.7550576
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English
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  author       = {Savi, Marco and Hmaity, Ali and Verticale, Giacomo and Höst, Stefan and Tornatore, Massimo},
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  title        = {To distribute or not to distribute? Impact of latency on Virtual Network Function distribution at the edge of FMC networks},
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  volume       = {2016-August},
  year         = {2016},
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