Convergence of Heterogeneous Network and IT infrastructures in Support of Fixed and Mobile Cloud Services

Markos P. Anastasopoulos, Anna Tzanakaki, Georgios Zervas, Bijan Rahimzadeh Rofoee, Reza Nejabati, Dimitra Simeonidou, Giada Landi, Nicola Ciulli, Jordi Ferrer Riera, Joan A. Garcia-Espin

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This paper proposes a next generation ubiquitous converged infrastructure
to support Cloud and mobile Cloud computing services. The proposed infrastructure
facilitates interconnection of fixed and mobile end users with IT resources through a
heterogeneous network integrating optical metro and wireless access networks. To
support the Infrastructure as a Service paradigm, the proposed architecture adopts the
concept of virtualization across the technology domains involved. To optimally plan
the proposed virtual infrastructures a holistic approach considering jointly the
presence of all network technology domains and the IT resources is applied. Our
modelling results identify trends and trade-offs relating to end-to-end service delay,
resource requirements and energy consumption levels of the infrastructure across the
various technology domains.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationuture Network and Mobile Summit (FutureNetworkSummit) 2013
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-905824-37-3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013
EventFuture Network and Mobile Summit (FutureNetworkSummit) 2013 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 3 Jul 20135 Jul 2013


ConferenceFuture Network and Mobile Summit (FutureNetworkSummit) 2013

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