Service Orchestration and Federation for Verticals

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The next generation mobile transport networks shall transform into flexible and agile SDN/NFV-based transport and computing platforms, capable of simultaneously supporting the needs of different vertical industries, e.g., automotive, e-health and media, by meeting a diverse range of networking and computing requirements. Network slicing, has emerged as the most promising approach to address this challenge by enabling per-slice management of virtualized resources and provisioning and managing slices tailored to the needs of different vertical industries. Service orchestration is the key enabler for slicing that allows efficient placement of virtual network functions over the infrastructure as well as optimal allocation of virtual resources among all network slices to deliver guaranteed, reliable and scalable services of different verticals. Besides, due to the limited footprint of infrastructure operators, it is also required to enable the interconnection and federation of multiple administrative domains, to effectively allow services to span across several providers. This paper presents the design of Service Orchestrator (SO) in the 5G- TRANSFORMER system, which deals with service orchestration and federation across multiple domains.
Network slicing, Service orchestration, Federation
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Li, X., Mangues-Bafalluy, J., Pascual, I., Landi, G., Moscatelli, F., Valcarenghi, L., Martini, B., Antevski, K., Bernardos, C.J., Chiasserini, C.F., Casetti, C., Andrushko, D., Serrano, N.A., Ksentini, A. (2018). Service Orchestration and Federation for Verticals. Paper submitted in 2018 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference Workshops (WCNCW) (pp. 260-265). Barcelona: IEEE.