Roaming Edge vNFs using Glasgow Network Functions

Cziva, R., Jouet, S. and Pezaros, D. P. (2016) Roaming Edge vNFs using Glasgow Network Functions. In: ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM), Florianopolis, Brazil, 22-26 Aug 2016, pp. 601-602. ISBN 9781450341936 (doi: 10.1145/2934872.2959067)

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While the network edge is becoming more important for the provision of customized services in next generation mobile networks, current NFV architectures are unsuitable to meet the increasing future demand. They rely on commodity servers with resource-hungry Virtual Machines that are unable to provide the high network function density and mobility requirements necessary for upcoming wide-area and 5G networks. In this demo, we showcase Glasgow Network Functions (GNF), a virtualization framework suitable for next generation mobile networks that exploits lightweight network functions (NFs) deployed at the edge and transparently following users' devices as they roam between cells.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pezaros, Professor Dimitrios and Cziva, Mr Richard and Jouet, Mr Simon
Authors: Cziva, R., Jouet, S., and Pezaros, D. P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Authors
First Published:First published in Proceedings of the 2016 ACM SIGCOMM Conference: 601-602
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