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Multi-domain orchestration for NFV: Challenges and research directions

Katsalis, Kostas; Nikaein, Navid; Edmonds, Andy

EN2ESO 2016, End-to-end service orchestration for 5G and beyond Workshop, in cooperation with IUCC 2016, 15th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications, December 14-16, 2016, Granada, Spain

In this paper we focus on the problem of multidomain orchestration for Network Function Virtualization (NFV), over multi-technology environments. In order to facilitate service deployment in end-to-end setups, new orchestration designs are required that exploit and advance existing methodologies. We examine in detail the challenges on multi-domain NFV orchestration for the general case and we provide the current landscape and existing technologies. We also describe a reference architecture for the problem of multi-domain NFV orchestration, that also supports the concept of Network Slicing. Finally, we present a realization of the architecture proposed for the LTE network and we describe a use case with LTE-specific considerations.

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Title:Multi-domain orchestration for NFV: Challenges and research directions
Keywords:NFV, SDN, Orchestration, Cloud Computing, Wireless, LTE
Type:Invited paper in a conference
Department:Communication systems
Eurecom ref:5022
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Bibtex: @inproceedings{EURECOM+5022, doi = {}, year = {2016}, title = {{M}ulti-domain orchestration for {NFV}: {C}hallenges and research directions}, author = {{K}atsalis, {K}ostas and {N}ikaein, {N}avid and {E}dmonds, {A}ndy}, booktitle = {{EN}2{ESO} 2016, {E}nd-to-end service orchestration for 5{G} and beyond {W}orkshop, in cooperation with {IUCC} 2016, 15th {I}nternational {C}onference on {U}biquitous {C}omputing and {C}ommunications, {D}ecember 14-16, 2016, {G}ranada, {S}pain}, address = {{G}ranada, {SPAIN}}, month = {12}, url = {} }
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