May 22, 2017

Multidimensional Resource Allocation in NFV Cloud

  • Goldstein M.
  • Raz D.
  • Segall I.

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is a new networking paradigm in which network functionality is implemented on top of virtual infrastructure deployed over COTS servers. One of the main motivations for the shift of telco operators into this paradigm is cost reduction, thus the efficient use of resources is an important challenge in this area. This problem is complex since the term ``resources'' covers different orthogonal aspects, such as servers CPU, storage (or disk) usage, and network capacity. In this paper we study the placement of the VMs (Virtual Machines) that implement the network functions over the physical infrastructure, trying to understand what makes a placement scheme better than others in the overall utilization of the various resources. We show that the multidimensional case is inherently different from the single dimension case, and develop novel placement heuristics to address the specific challenges. We then show, by extensive evaluation over real data, that operators can significantly improve their resource utilization by selecting the most appropriate placement policy, according to their system specifications and the deployed network functions.

Recent Publications

May 22, 2017

Multidimensional Resource Allocation in NFV Cloud

  • Goldstein M.
  • Raz D.
  • Segall I.

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is a new networking paradigm in which network functionality is implemented on top of virtual infrastructure deployed over COTS servers. One of the main motivations for the shift of telco operators into this paradigm is cost reduction, thus the efficient use of resources is an important ...

May 20, 2017

The Actual Cost of Software Switching for NFV Chaining

  • Caggiani Luizelli M.
  • Raz D.
  • Saar Y.
  • Yallouz J.

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is a novel paradigm allowing flexible and scalable implementation of network services on cloud infrastructure. An important enabler for the NFV paradigm is software switching, which needs to satisfy rigid network requirements such as high throughput and low latency. Despite recent research activities in the field ...

May 08, 2017

Coexistence-aware dynamic channel allocation for 3.5 GHz shared spectrum systems

The paradigm of shared spectrum allows secondary devices to opportunistically access spectrum bands underutilized by primary owners. As the first step, the FCC targeted sharing the 3.5 GHz (3550–3700 MHz) federal spectrum with commercial systems. The proposed rules require a Spectrum Access System to implement a three-tiered spectrum management framework, ...