Multi-domain orchestration for NFV: Challenges and research directions

Katsalis, Kostas; Nikaein, Navid; Edmonds, Andy

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.

DOI
Type:
Invited paper in a conference
City:
Granada
Date:
2016-12-14
Department:
Systèmes de Communication
Eurecom Ref:
5022
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