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SET: a Simple and Effective Technique to improve cost efficiency of VNF placement and chaining algorithms for network service provisioning

Shohreh Ahvar, Mohammad M. Mirzaei, Jeremie Leguay, Ehsan Ahvar, Ahmed M. Medhat, Noel Crespi, Roch Glitho
2018 2018 4th IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization and Workshops (NetSoft)  
Also, our work is different from their study, because we provide a simple and effective technique to improve the cost efficiency which works with any VNF placement and chaining algorithm.  ...  CONCLUSION This paper presented a Simple and Effective Technique (SET), which works based on Tabu search, to consider VNF ordering for improving cost of VNF placement algorithms.  ... 
doi:10.1109/netsoft.2018.8459908 dblp:conf/netsoft/AhvarMLAMCG18 fatcat:7hbl4hjh6zdihlfyexc5qr6oci

VNF and Container Placement: Recent Advances and Future Trends [article]

Wissal Attaoui, Essaid Sabir, Halima Elbiaze, Mohsen Guizani
2022 arXiv   pre-print
, improves flexibility, and leads to efficient and scalable resource usage, and lower costs.  ...  The primary purpose of this study is to provide a taxonomy of optimization techniques used to tackle the VNF placement problems.  ...  Authors in [13] handle the problem of joint traffic routing and VNF placement for a multi-cast service request to reduce both the VNF and link provisioning costs.  ... 
arXiv:2204.00178v1 fatcat:giwlibsaknbkdnuvkao6nhkdnq

CPVNF:Cost-efficient Proactive VNF Placement and Chaining for Value-Added Services in Content Delivery Networks [article]

Mouhamad Dieye, Shohreh Ahvar, Jagruti Sahoo, Ehsan Ahvar, Roch Glitho, Halima Elbiaze, Noel Crespi
2018 arXiv   pre-print
We formulate it as an Integer Linear Program (ILP) and propose a cost efficient Proactive VNF placement and chaining (CPVNF)algorithm.  ...  services as a chain of Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) to be placed in CDN.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT This work was supported in part by Ericsson Canada, and the Natural Science and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC).  ... 
arXiv:1803.06025v1 fatcat:lwvhlkccv5c4rn43edg3bjuaba

CPVNF: Cost-Efficient Proactive VNF Placement and Chaining for Value-Added Services in Content Delivery Networks

Mouhamad Dieye, Shohreh Ahvar, Jagruti Sahoo, Ehsan Ahvar, Roch Glitho, Halima Elbiaze, Noel Crespi
2018 IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management  
ACKNOWLEDGMENT This work was supported in part by Ericsson Canada, and the Natural Science and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC).  ...  CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK This paper proposes a cost-efficient proactive VNF placement algorithm to guarantee the service delay in offering VNF based value-added services to end-users.  ...  COST-EFFICIENT PROACTIVE VNF PLACEMENT (CPVNF) In this section, we discuss the design choices and insights for our Cost-efficient Proactive VNF Placement heuristic for deploying value-added services in  ... 
doi:10.1109/tnsm.2018.2815986 fatcat:wolundokazaypgmw4nghhk66ta

A Survey on the Placement of Virtual Resources and Virtual Network Functions

Abdelquoddouss Laghrissi, Tarik Taleb
2018 IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials  
This is the accepted version of the original article published by IEEE.  ...  linked in order to instantiate a Network Service. • VNF replications which create replicas of a VNF or a set of VNFs (i.e., Service Function Chaining -SFCwith replications) in order to provide load balancing  ...  The cost of VNF placement can be reduced using algorithms such as Bin Packing, Simulated Annealing, Ant Colony, Transient cooling effects, N-dimensional set and so on for VM placement within the same DC  ... 
doi:10.1109/comst.2018.2884835 fatcat:qu32ztzffnbbjnljo5cbv762di

A Genetic Algorithm for VNF Provisioning in NFV-Enabled Cloud/MEC RAN Architectures

Lidia Ruiz, Ramón Durán, Ignacio de Miguel, Pouria Khodashenas, Jose-Juan Pedreño-Manresa, Noemí Merayo, Juan Aguado, Pablo Pavón-Marino, Shuaib Siddiqui, Javier Mata, Patricia Fernández, Rubén Lorenzo (+1 others)
2018 Applied Sciences  
In this context, this paper addresses the problems of Virtual Network Functions (VNF) provisioning (VNF-placement and service chain allocation) in a 5G network.  ...  In order to solve that problem, we propose a genetic algorithm that, considering both computing resources and optical network capacity, minimizes both the service blocking rate and CPU usage.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app8122614 fatcat:2r4qn5pffba5bh6mi5tpi2cqsu

A Robust Optimization Based Energy-Aware Virtual Network Function Placement Proposal for Small Cell 5G Networks with Mobile Edge Computing Capabilities

Bego Blanco, Ianire Taboada, Jose Oscar Fajardo, Fidel Liberal
2017 Mobile Information Systems  
In the context of cloud-enabled 5G radio access networks with network function virtualization capabilities, we focus on the virtual network function placement problem for a multitenant cluster of small  ...  We develop an energy-aware placement solution using a robust optimization approach based on service demand uncertainty in order to minimize the power consumption in the system constrained by network service  ...  Acknowledgments The research leading to these results has been supported by the EU funded H2020 5G-PPP Project SESAME (Grant Agreement 671596) and the Spanish MINECO Project 5GRANVIR (TEC2016-80090-C2-  ... 
doi:10.1155/2017/2603410 fatcat:5xw275obdzemblrhchlcuc26va

PCPV: Pattern-based Cost-efficient Proactive VNF placement and chaining for value-added services in content delivery networks

Shohreh Ahvar, Jagruti Sahoo, Ehsan Ahvar, Mouhamad Dieye, Roch Glitho, Halima Elbiaze, Noel Crespi
2018 2018 4th IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization and Workshops (NetSoft)  
We formulate the problem as an Integer Linear Program (ILP) and propose a Pattern-based Cost-efficient Proactive VNF placement and chaining (PCPV) algorithm.  ...  These chains need to be placed in an efficient way in CDNs in order to optimize quality of service (QoS) for end-users(EUs) while minimizing cost for providers.  ...  PATTERN-BASED COST-EFFICIENT PROACTIVE VNF PLACEMENT (PCPV) PCPV is run once for each SC which is accessed by a set of EUs.  ... 
doi:10.1109/netsoft.2018.8459986 dblp:conf/netsoft/AhvarSADGEC18 fatcat:raracxibvvgk3nrfrs7st2n6qy

A Hybrid Learning Framework for Service Function Chaining across Geo-distributed Data Centers

Tao Tang, Binwei Wu, Guangmin Hu
2020 IEEE Access  
NFV providers run a DL-based scheduler for placement and scaling each VNF service chain to provide ubiquitous service to users [2] .  ...  Thus, the service function chaining (SFC) technique is proposed, which utilizes network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) paradigms to improve network flexibility [1]  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.3024135 fatcat:mmk4sg2rbjaw5myf2gawyrhjla

Management and Orchestration of Network Slices in 5G, Fog, Edge and Clouds [article]

Adel Nadjaran Toosi, Redowan Mahmud, Qinghua Chi, Rajkumar Buyya
2018 arXiv   pre-print
With network slicing, service providers can provide a cost-efficient solution towards meeting diverse performance requirements of deployed applications and services.  ...  Network slicing allows network operators to build multiple isolated virtual networks on a shared physical network to accommodate a wide variety of services and applications.  ...  We also thank Zhouwei for his comments and support for the work.  ... 
arXiv:1812.00593v1 fatcat:qlm5ymbujbc2zfmjaonrlh4r4i

Optimising resource allocation for virtual network functions in SDN/NFV‐enabled MEC networks

Nahida Kiran, Xuanlin Liu, Sihua Wang, Changchuan Yin
2021 IET Communications  
Our aim is to minimise the overall placement and resource cost and also to minimise the total number of VNF migrations. A genetic based heuristic algorithm is proposed.  ...  The results demonstrate that a coordinated placement of VNFs in SDN/NFV enabled MEC networks can satisfy the objective of overall reduced cost.  ...  SFC [5] is a capability that uses software defined network (SDN) capabilities to create a service chain of connected network services (e.g. firewall, network address translation) and connect them in  ... 
doi:10.1049/cmu2.12183 fatcat:fixfqjfn5ff6fom6cqsrp45scm

NFV Platform Design: A Survey [article]

Tianzhu Zhang
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Due to the intrinsically inefficient service provisioning in traditional networks, Network Function Virtualization (NFV) keeps gaining attention from both industry and academia.  ...  We believe that our study gives a detailed guideline for network operators or service providers to choose the most appropriate NFV platform based on their respective requirements.  ...  We would like to thank Dr. Priyanka Naik for her valuable feedback.  ... 
arXiv:2002.11059v2 fatcat:zgafnd6xmvdzngkukq6qicf3gu

The P-ART framework for placement of virtual network services in a multi-cloud environment

Lav Gupta, Raj Jain, Aiman Erbad, Deval Bhamare
2019 Computer Communications  
In selecting the appropriate combination of clouds for placement, it is important to look ahead and visualize the environment that will exist at the time a virtual network service is actually activated  ...  Deploying them as virtual network services (VNS) brings the promise of low-cost agile deployments, which reduce time to market new services.  ...  This paper is a revised and significantly expanded version of a paper entitled 'COLAP: A Predictive Framework for Service Function Chain Placement in a Multi-cloud Environment' presented at the 7th IEEE  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.comcom.2019.03.003 fatcat:mlvixfsogfayznfzox6b6lecqa

Machine Learning-assisted Planning and Provisioning for SDN/NFV-enabled Metropolitan Networks

Sebastian Troia, David Eugui, Ignacio Martín, Ligia Maria Moreira Zorello, Guido Maier, José Alberto Hernández, Óscar González de Dios, Miquel Garrich, José Luis Romero-Gázquez, Francisco Javier Moreno-Muro, Pablo Pavón Mariño, Ramon Casellas
2019 Zenodo  
of bandwidth, delay, QoS and set of VNFs to be traversed.  ...  Off-line network design algorithms are mainly devoted to capacity planning.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The work leading to these results has been supported by the European Community under grant agreement no. 761727 Metro-Haul project.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3631596 fatcat:leyskvn65bb3jh3w2nou6l36um

VNF placement for service chaining in a distributed cloud environment with multiple stakeholders

Paola Cappanera, Federica Paganelli, Francesca Paradiso
2019 Computer Communications  
VNF placement is the problem of choosing the set of optimal locations for a chain of VNFs according to the service request and the current characteristics of available computing resources and network links  ...  Indeed, some network services may be provisioned to cope with complex and unpredictable traffic demands by dynamically creating a sequence of Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) and steering traffic flows  ...  [19] propose a set of algorithms that target minimization of provisioning costs as well as efficient resource usage. Gadre et al.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.comcom.2018.10.008 fatcat:mz33itiugzc5fptni6w4tijoye
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