Edge Computing Enhancements in an NFV-based Ecosystem for 5G Neutral Hosts

Gabriele Baldoni, Paolo Cruschelli, Michele Paolino, Carlos Colman Meixner, Antonino Albanese, Apostolos Papageorgiou, Hamzeh Khalili, Muhammad Shuaib Siddiqui, Dimitra Simeonidou

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Abstract

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) framework can increase the flexibility and reduce the cost of network functions deployment and operation, but needs to be tailored when this framework is pushed to the domain of edge computing, which is the typical scenario for a 5G neutral host. In such scenario, edge-heavy NFV systems need to address the pressing requirements that comes into play with regard to infrastructure management and multi-layer orchestration, which are typical in a Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) framework. The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) itself has identified a lot of open issues when trying to merge the orchestration life-cycles of NFV and MEC. In this paper we describe a solution that combines extensions in the orchestration and Virtual Infrastructure Management (VIM) layers, along with concrete solutions to the ETSI-identified open issues for NFV-MEC integration, in order to pave the way towards edge-aware NFV solutions for 5G neutral hosts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks (NFV-SDN 2018)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538682814
ISBN (Print)9781538682821
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 30 May 2019
EventIEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks - Verona, Italy
Duration: 27 Nov 201829 Nov 2018
Conference number: 4th
http://nfvsdn2018.ieee-nfvsdn.org/

Conference

ConferenceIEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks
Abbreviated titleIEEE-NFV-SDN
CountryItaly
CityVerona
Period27/11/1829/11/18
Internet address

Keywords

  • Orchestration
  • Edge Computing
  • 5G architecture
  • NFV
  • MEC
  • neutral host
  • Fog computing

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    Baldoni, G., Cruschelli, P., Paolino, M., Colman Meixner, C., Albanese, A., Papageorgiou, A., Khalili, H., Siddiqui, M. S., & Simeonidou, D. (2019). Edge Computing Enhancements in an NFV-based Ecosystem for 5G Neutral Hosts. In 2018 IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks (NFV-SDN 2018) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/NFV-SDN.2018.8725644