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Probabilistic QoS-aware Placement of VNF chains at the Edge [article]

Stefano Forti, Federica Paganelli, Antonio Brogi
2021 arXiv   pre-print
It exploits probability distributions to model the dynamic variations in the available Cloud-Edge infrastructure, and to assess output eligible placements against those variations.  ...  EdgeUsher can determine all eligible placements for a set of VNF chains to a Cloud-Edge infrastructure so to satisfy all of their hardware, IoT, security, bandwidth, and latency requirements.  ...  Acknowledgements This work has been partly supported by the project "DECLWARE: Declarative methodologies of application design and deployment"(PRA 2018 66) , funded by University of Pisa, Italy, and by  ... 
arXiv:1906.00197v2 fatcat:l534uh3ebbbsfaa6el65dptbmi

VNF Chain Placement for Large Scale IoT of Intelligent Transportation

Xing Wu, Jing Duan, Mingyu Zhong, Peng Li, Jianjia Wang
2020 Sensors  
Experimental results show that BVCP outperforms the state-of-the-art method in VNF chain placement, which is highly efficient in large scale IoT of intelligent transportation.  ...  Mapping the network topology to a graph, we propose a novel VNF placement method called BVCP (Border VNF Chain Placement) to address this problem by elaborately dividing the graph into multiple subgraphs  ...  Acknowledgments: We appreciate the High Performance Computing Center of Shanghai University, and Shanghai Engineering Research Center of Intelligent Computing System (No. 19DZ2252600) for providing the  ... 
doi:10.3390/s20143819 pmid:32650585 pmcid:PMC7411881 fatcat:gmwsivap25cnrgcw6jqzkyymfi

Markov Approximation Method for Optimal Service Orchestration in IoT Network

Wenchen He, Shaoyong Guo, Yun Liang, Xuesong Qiu
2019 IEEE Access  
At last, a VNF placement with multiple instances algorithm (VPMIA) based on Markov chain is designed to solve the above problem in a distributed manner.  ...  INDEX TERMS Distributed algorithm, Internet of Things, load balancing, Markov approximation, multiple instances, service chain, VNF placement.  ...  Hence the customized placement and chaining of these VNFs in distributed edge clouds have more benefits for cost efficiency and load balancing.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2019.2910807 fatcat:epgybnjkivhvfm4cwec5avop3u

Multi-objective placement of virtual network function chains in 5G

Osama Arouk, Thierry Turletti, Navid Nikaein
2017 2017 IEEE 6th International Conference on Cloud Networking (CloudNet)  
In this paper we propose a novel algorithm, namely Multi-Objective Placement (MOP), for the efficient placement of Virtualized Network Function (VNF) chains in future 5G systems.  ...  In addition, we rely on a realistic infrastructure topology to assess the performance of MOP with two main objectives: maximizing the number of base stations that could be embedded in the Cloud and load  ...  ANR-11-LABX-0031-01 and the European Framework Program under H2020 grant agreement No. 762058 for the 5GPicture project.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cloudnet.2017.8071537 dblp:conf/cloudnet/AroukTN17 fatcat:5a6233meizerhnxjygdr66fbbe

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

Wissal Attaoui, Essaid Sabir, Halima Elbiaze, Mohsen Guizani
2022 arXiv   pre-print
The proper placement of VNFs in the hosting infrastructures is one of the main technical challenges.  ...  This placement significantly influences the network's performance, reliability, and operating costs. The VNF placement is NP-Hard.  ...  In this context, authors in [89] propose a new joint placement approach for VNFs and their associated chains over the cloud computing environment.  ... 
arXiv:2204.00178v1 fatcat:giwlibsaknbkdnuvkao6nhkdnq

Efficient Placement of Service Function Chains in Cloud Computing Environments

Marwa A. Abdelaal, Gamal A. Ebrahim, Wagdy R. Anis
2021 Electronics  
In this paper, a novel approach for the VNF placement problem for SFCs, called virtual network functions and their replica placement (VNFRP), is introduced.  ...  This architecture is called service function chain (SFC), which can be hosted on top of commodity servers and switches located at the cloud.  ...  This approach focuses deeply on the problem of VNF placement to form optimal SFC across geographically distributed clouds.  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics10030323 fatcat:eyp6bqsumjd53p4a3l7g3gecx4

Topology-aware Resource-efficient Placement for High Availability Clusters over Geo-distributed Cloud Infrastructure

Truong-Xuan Do, Younghan Kim
2019 IEEE Access  
A management and orchestration framework (MANO) in network function virtualization (NFV) enables the agile deployment and operation of virtual network functions over a geographically distributed cloud  ...  configurations over geo-distributed cloud infrastructures.  ...  RELATED WORKS In this section, we present a summary of related works and background knowledge in the area of VNF placement over geo-distributed cloud infrastructure. A.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2019.2932477 fatcat:roehgkvmmfc3dgwlsw3fuigztu

A Scalable Algorithm for the Placement of Service Function Chains

Marouen Mechtri, Chaima Ghribi, Djamal Zeghlache
2016 IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management  
In this paper, we formalize the VNF placement and chaining problem across distributed clouds and propose an analytical approach to provide a more efficient solution.  ...  The focus of this paper is the problem of virtual network function (VNF) placement and chaining across distributed cloud environments.  ...  He is currently addressing optimization, deployment, control and configuration challenges in cloud, SDN and NFV environments and systems.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tnsm.2016.2598068 fatcat:ndf4eg2zejerlgye7lg7p66z4u

Optimal virtual network function placement in multi-cloud service function chaining architecture

Deval Bhamare, Mohammed Samaka, Aiman Erbad, Raj Jain, Lav Gupta, H. Anthony Chan
2017 Computer Communications  
Specifically, we study virtual network function placement problem for the optimal SFC formation across geographically distributed clouds.  ...  We set up the problem of minimizing inter-cloud traffic and response time in a multi-cloud scenario as an ILP optimization problem, along with important constraints such as total deployment costs and service  ...  which is funded by the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) and a grant from Huawei.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.comcom.2017.02.011 fatcat:3ncqphpw4vhelpyq4hga6yiwrq

Network Function Virtualization-Aware Orchestrator for Service Function Chaining Placement in the Cloud

Hassan Hawilo, Manar Jammal, Abdallah Shami
2019 IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications  
In this paper, we have addressed the VNF placement problem by providing a novel mixed integer linear programming (MILP) optimization model and a novel heuristic solution, Betweenness centrality Algorithm  ...  service function chain (SFC).  ...  NFV-AWARE PLACEMENT SIMULATION At the root level, the cloud consists of data centers distributed across various geographical areas.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jsac.2019.2895226 fatcat:vqa7ijiyr5fhxm6mfqzisirkli

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  
Under an emerging distributed network architecture and hardware infrastructure, we employ cloud-enabled small cells that integrate microservers for virtualization execution, equipped with additional hardware  ...  Then, we discuss the results of the proposed placement mechanism in 5G scenarios that combine several service flavours and robust protection values.  ...  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

Service Function Chaining Resource Allocation: A Survey [article]

Yanghao Xie, Zhixiang Liu, Sheng Wang, Yuxiu Wang
2016 arXiv   pre-print
This category of algorithms is referred as "Service Function Chaining Resource Allocation (SFC-RA)" algorithms or "VNF placement (VNFP)" algorithms.  ...  This paper presents a survey of current researches in SFC-RA algorithms. After presenting the formulation and related problems, several variants of SFC-RA problem are summarized.  ...  [91] consider bandwidth guaranteed VNF placement and scaling in DC.  ... 
arXiv:1608.00095v1 fatcat:wc5vkybzrzhfdmnnxvyn7hke4q

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  
A B S T R A C T Carriers' network services are distributed, dynamic, and investment intensive.  ...  European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) specification of classification of cloud-native VNF implementations describes the creation of VNFs on different types of clouds [1].  ...  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

Optimization of 5G/6G Telecommunication Infrastructure through an NFV-Based Element Management System

Arunkumar Arulappan, Gunasekaran Raja, Kalpdrum Passi, Aniket Mahanti
2022 Symmetry  
It also overcomes challenges such as delays and variations in VNFs workload for edge computing and distributed cloud regions.  ...  The Virtual Network Function Manager (VNFM) placement in a large-scale distributed NFV deployment is therefore a challenging task due to the potential negative impact on performance and operating expense  ...  The problem of service chain placement for the VNFs within the cloud is discussed for mixed ILP for VNF allocation and network management in cloud data centers.  ... 
doi:10.3390/sym14050978 fatcat:dh7dt2fcfrhctdrkzi3oqnelge

A Distributed Virtual Network Function Placement Approach in Satellite Edge and Cloud Computing [article]

Xiangqiang Gao, Rongke Liu
2021 arXiv   pre-print
We formulate the VNF placement problem as an integer non-linear programming problem and propose a distributed VNF placement (D-VNFP) algorithm to address it, as the VNF placement problem is NP-hard.  ...  In this paper, we investigate the virtual network function (VNF) placement problem in collaborative satellite edge and cloud computing to minimize the satellite network bandwidth usage and the service  ...  In this paper, we assume that a user request consists of several VNFs in order and is viewed as a service chaining, and the VNF placement problem is investigated to jointly optimize the network bandwidth  ... 
arXiv:2104.02421v1 fatcat:b6cdkwvbmvcjjf2txa6smceqgy
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