Virtual network functions orchestration in wireless networks
Roberto Riggio , Abbas Bradai , Tinku Rasheed , Julius Schulz-Zander , Sławomir Kukliński , Toufik Ahmed
AbstractNetwork Function Virtualization (NFV) is emerging as one of the most innovative concepts in the networking landscape. By migrating network functions from dedicated mid-dleboxes to general purpose computing platforms, NFV can effectively reduce the cost to deploy and to operate large networks. However, in order to achieve its full potential, NFV needs to encompass also the radio access network allowing Mobile Virtual Network Operators to deploy custom resource allocation solutions within their virtual radio nodes. Such requirement raises several challenges in terms of performance isolation and resource provisioning. In this work we formalize the Virtual Network Function (VNF) placement problem for radio access networks as an integer linear programming problem and we propose a VNF placement heuristic. Moreover, we also present a proof-of-concept implementation of an NFV management and orchestration framework for Enterprise WLANs. The proposed architecture builds upon a programmable network fabric where pure forwarding nodes are mixed with radio and packet processing nodes leveraging on general computing platforms.
|Book||Tortonesi Mauro, Schönwälder Jürgen, Mauro Madeira Edmundo Roberto, Schmitt Corinna, Serrat Joan (eds.): Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Network and Service Management - CNSM'2015, 2016, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, ISBN 978-3-901882-77-7, 435 p., DOI:10.1109/CNSM.2015.7367321|
|Keywords in English||Data structures, Boolean functions, Bandwidth, Substrates, Virtualization, Radio access networks, Resource management|
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